Hill Skills
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 8 People to 1 instructor

Hill Skills

  • Hike
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

This two-day course is a perfect introduction to hillwalking for anyone. You'll cover where to walk, what to wear, how to plan and follow routes, useful information about the upland environment and weather, and what to do if things don't go to plan. You'll be learning from our highly qualified instructors and developing your new skills as you explore the peaks of Snowdonia.

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The Objectives

- You will have gained the skills and techniques to be confident and comfortable planning, and undertaking, your own hill walks.
- You will have loads of time outside on practical learning days.
- You’ll be inspired to take on your own hill walks after the course.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


During the two days you'll cover all the essentials;

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

Navigation Skills - including using basic features and symbols, using a compass, navigation strategies and electronic devices

Weather - how it affects the hills and your day out

Clothing and Equipment - how being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a good day out and a bad day out

Environment - how to minimise your impact on the hill and good practice

Hazards and Emergency Procedures - how to deal with any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency

Experience Required

You must be at least 18 years old to join this course at Plas y Brenin (or 14 if accompanied by a parent)

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Cost*
Course Start Date
1st June, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
6th July, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
10th August, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
21st September, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
21st October, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
7th November, 2024
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
20th January, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
24th February, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
8th March, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
31st May, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
21st June, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
5th July, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
9th August, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
20th September, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00
Course Start Date
20th October, 2025
Duration
2 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£154.00
Residential:
£266.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

more competent and confident at the skills of hillwalking and ready to enjoy more

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