Hill Skills Training

Hill Skills – 2 Day Event

During a Hill Skills course, you can expect to start each day at about 9am. The first part of the course is spent indoors, getting to know the other people on the course and gaining an understanding of basic hill walking planning. Your tutor will outline the plans for the course before you head out into the hills. The end of the day will usually involve a short indoor session to review the day and plan the following day’s outing. 

You can expect to be out walking each day for around 4-5 hours and generally on Hill Skills courses this will be on footpaths or trails that are rough underfoot. Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and as such, the pace of the day is friendly and will include plenty of breaks.

The syllabus will cover the following topic areas:

Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland. 

Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.). 

Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster. 

Weather – how it affects the hills and your day out. 

Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS. 

Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations. 

Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

Contact us on admin@freedom-days.co.uk to discuss your requirements or complete our booking form for events listed.

Just some of the written feedback provided following training .......

  • “Instructor was clear, patient and non-intimidating, putting you at ease”“Had so much fun whilst learning valuable key skills”
  • “A safe and well-organised course – good balance of practical aspects to develop skills. Good reinforcement on day 2”
  • “Balance of indoor work to outdoor practoce. This was key to enjoying ptactical work.
    Excellent!”
  • “Good pace of working and level of information provided”
  • “Excellent course, really enjoyed – excellent balance between theory and practice”

Testimonials

“The course built well on the foundations of the bronze award. The ttor took a period to
observe and assess the level of the group before focusing on the areas of learning that would
help us develop. The delivery of the learning was smooth and catered for different learning
styles, abilities and pace of learning. The excellent practical exercises strongly reinforced all
the prior theoretical learning and I feel I personally gained invaluable experience by working
under an experienced eye and receiving very relevant feedback on performance”

Just some of the written feedback provided following training .......

  • “Amazing experience, learned a lot”
  • “Jane had lots of patience with us and has an easy way of explaining things”
  • “I loved this course, I’m definately booking on the bronze navigation course”
  • “Pitched just right. Built confidence and skills with patience and humour”
  • “Having a relaxed time enabled the learning to embed better rather than being rushed.
    Enjoyed the course and feel much more confident”
  • “Good map work to find many different types for reference. Came away far more confident
    especially on compass use”

Testimonials

“Jane is a Navigation Ninja! I joined one of the Freedom Days Silver Navigation courses she
runs and was so impressed with the way she organised and ran it, from start to finish. From
the initial enquiry right through to the follow-up, Jane delivered on and above promise. Not
only an expert in her field, Jane is committed to enabling individuals develop their navigation
skills from where they are. Sensitive and supportive, Jane makes learning fun, while making
sure you develop the navigation and hill skills needed. Jane's resources are excellent and her
commitment to her own self-development is genuine. Her passion for navigation is inspiring”

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