Hill and Moorland Leader Award Overview

The Hill and Moorland Leader Award is often seen as a the benchmark standard for organisations such as Duke of Edinburgh, Scouts and school teachers responsible for leading trips in the countryside. Completion of the this National Governing Body award allows you to lead groups on day walks in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland.

Beyond the Edge courses are highly informative and run by hugely experienced trainers. Importantly in our opinion, they are also fun and run in a friendly manner. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further courses.

Our base for the course in the Peak District is highly accessible, being only two and a half hours from central London by train. In addition to being stunningly beautiful, it is brilliant for learning navigation and practicing skills. The mix of gentle valleys and woodland coupled with the featureless plateaus of Kinder and Bleaklow allow us to tailor the course to the appropriate level.

This course which we run regularly in the Peak District, is a wonderful opportunity to learn the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking even if you don’t work in the outdoors.

The two day Expedition Skills Module which covers the additional skills of training and supervising expedition groups at campsites and teaching navigation, is an optional add on.

“I massively enjoyed the course [Hill and Moorland Leader Training] – and my huge thanks to Chris and Alex for your tireless commitment. I learnt a great deal, and now have a clear view of my strengths and weaknesses, and what I need to work on before assessment”. Craig, Oxfordshire

Training

Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£200 per person

Duration:

3 days

Max Ratio:

1:6

Assessment

Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£200 per person

Duration:

3 days

Max Ratio:

1:6

Refresher & Reassessment Sessions

If you need a quick refresh on any aspect of the Hill and Moorland Leader syllabus or need to be reassessed on an aspect of the course, we would be delighted to help you out. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements. A common area for further development is navigation, and you may want to look at our navigation courses to help in this area.

Bespoke Dates and Locations

For groups of 4 or more, bespoke dates and locations can be arranged for both Hill and Moorland Leader training and assessment. Please contact the office for more information.