GET OUTDOORS Free Online Course

A Free Online Course for complete beginners 'Getting Outdoors' on foot


For those looking to take their first steps outdoors, this free course covers all your pre-hike essentials from goal-setting and kit choice to navigation and safety. This simple, step-by-step guide covers all you need to know before heading out for a hike.

GET OUTDOORS Free Online Course
What's Included :

  • Daily Email Course Content
  • Resources and Content
  • Discounts on progression courses

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  • Expert advice and essential skills to get you motivated
  • Flexible learning
  • Full of useful resources

Course Overview

'Get Outdoors' is a scheme sponsored by The Pure Outdoor Foundation and CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire. It is designed to encourage people to spend more time in nature and reap the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors.

This short online course is designed for anyone planning to get outdoors on foot, and is a primer ahead of our practical Get Outdoors courses. 

If you're keen to get outside and enjoy walks in the countryside but unsure where to start, or bewildered by the array of kit on the market, then this course will help guide you. Well researched, and with links to useful resources and social media communities, this step by step guide walks you through goal setting, planning, clothing, kit, navigating and staying safe.

With expert advice from our experienced instructor team, clearly presented to inform your choices, this is an excellent reference tool for all walkers.

For those of you who have already made their first steps, check out our FREE Online Navigation Course over in the navigation section.

Course Outcomes

  • Motivation and confidence
  • Key planning skills
  • Valuable resources