activities > peak district navigation courses > Hill and Moorland Leader Training (HML)
£260.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 3 Days

Ratio: 1:6

Prices include:

  • Complimentary refreshments at The Adventure Hub
  • 2 nights accommodation
Highlights
  • Start your journey to become a Hill and Moorland Leader
  • Excellent staff and facilities
  • Accommodation included
Summary

The Hill and Moorland Leader scheme is designed for those leading hillwalkers in non-mountainous, upland areas of the UK and Ireland and looks at the leadership skills required to confidently lead walking groups in such areas. The Hill and Moorland Leader is a nationally recognised qualification and is administered by Mountain Training. The award is particularly relevant to teachers, scout leaders and those involved in supervising Duke of Edinburgh expeditions for young people in upland areas of the UK. The scheme is open to all hillwalkers who are at least eighteen years of age and interested in leading in the hills.


Our three-day Hill and Moorland Leader Training course is based in the High Peak and is designed to give a thorough introduction to the skills needed to lead walking groups. There is a strong focus on the practical skills which leaders of groups need and navigation away from paths is a key part of this. Practical sessions are supplemented by evening lectures on subjects such as upland weather and emergency procedures.

Mountain Training England provider Adventure Unlimited in conjunction with Pure Outdoor is offering the opportunity to participate in a HML Training course based from Pure Outdoor HQ.

Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation at a youth hostel is provided. Please supply your own lunches on all three days. There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, plenty of local pubs and the youth hostel can also provide evening meals.

Registration with MTUK prior to attending 

To register you should have at least twelve months experience of hill walking. You must also have an interest in leadership of groups in the hills and be at least eighteen years of age. Candidates with particular requirements or special needs may wish to contact Pure Outdoor staff for advice and guidance.

STAGES IN THE HILL AND MOORLAND LEADER SCHEME


  • Gain personal hill walking experience. This should amount to at least twenty hill walking days over a period of at least twelve months.
  • Register for the Hill and Moorland Leader scheme with Mountain Training. In order to do this you will need to be a current member of a UK mountaineering council e.g. British Mountaineering Council (BMC). Registering for the scheme will give you access to a digital logbook (DLOG) where you can record your hillwalking experience.
  • Attend a Hill and Moorland Leader Training course.
  • Consolidate experience between training and assessment courses.
  • Attend a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment course. Before attending an assessment course candidates must have completed a minimum of 40 walks in at least 3 different upland areas. You must also hold a current, valid first aid certificate.

Course Outcomes

Hill and Moorland Leaders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your three day training course.


  • Walking and Route Finding
  • Navigation
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment
  • Responsibilities of the Leader
  • Group Management
  • Access, Conservation and Environmental Knowledge
  • Weather
Course Information

Kit list outlined in the booking confirmation

Prior to attending this course candidates must:


  • Be at least eighteen years of age
  • Have experienced at least twenty days walking in mountainous or upland areas of the UK. This experience should have been gained over at least a twelve month period.
  • Have registered for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award with Mountain Training. In order to register for an award with Mountain Training you must be a current member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). Note: it is not necessary to have registered with Mountain Training to book a place on the course. Registration can take place between booking and the start of the course.

FAQs
Start time: 09:00 - Finish time: 17:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
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