Hill & Moorland Leader

Mountain Leader

Bryn has been delivering the Hill and Moorland Leader qualification since it was formally known as the Walking Group Leader. This fantastic qualification gives great opportunity to explore remote hill areas around the country.

The Hill and Moorland Leader qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze and Silver) as well as many walk leaders and outdoor instructors.

We base our courses from the Llanberis area of North Wales. Normally we meet in one of the cafes in the area at the start of each day with coffee and some theory before driving out to various locations within the Snowdonia National Park for the practical session. Courses are all run as non-residential, giving you the freedom to choose your own level of comfort for the duration of your course. There are plenty of different accommodation options in the Llanberis area.  

To attend the 3-day training course you'll need to first join the British Mountaineering Council and pay for the Hill and Moorland Leader registration (around £50 one off fee). This can all be done via Mountain Training's database system 'Tahdah'. This system will also give you aceess to the digital logbook (DLOG) where you'll be able to start populating your experience into.

Hill & Moorland Leader TRAINING COURSE

The training course is a fantastic 3-days, which is mostly spent out in the hills learning in the elements alongside likeminded people. We get away from the paths and into remote country and also spend one evening out in darkness learning to navigate.

Requirements to attend:
  • Registered with Mountain Training for the Hill and Moorland Leader.
  • 20 Quality Hill Walks.

  • Hill & Moorland Leader ASSESSMENT COURSE

    Once you have completed your training course and gained the required experience you can attend the 3-day assessment course. The assessment is practical based with three out in the hills plus an evening of night navigation. There will also be a home research paper to complete.

    Requirements to attend:
    • Attended training.
    • 40 Quality Hill Walks.
    • Hold a valid first aid certificate.
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