Mountain Skills Weekend



Join one of our Mountain Skills weekend based in Keswick in the Lake District.

The course is for those with some experience walking in the higher mountains but want to gain confidence to explore them further. Learn to develop a mountain awareness by reading contours, accurate compass work and planning the walk in advance.

Mountain Skills Weekend Dates;

13th and 14th July

14th and 15th September

On both days, we will walk classic Lakeland routes whilst looking at various skills along the way at appropriate opportunities.

  • Route Planning and Preparation
  • Navigation Strategies on a route
  • Mountain sense
  • Appropriate use of compass skills
  • Using contours and understanding their messages
  • Dealing with steep ground
  • Environmental knowledge

9.30: Meet for the start of the walk.
A full day’s walk over the mountain’s of the Lake District. It is likely that Day 1 will be in the Blencathra area and Day 2 from the Newland’s valley.
4:30pm (roughly) : Complete the walk

On Saturday evening we will meet for a pub meal in Keswick and plan the following day’s walk.

The Mountain Skills course is suitable for those who want to gain confidence in the higher mountains of Britain.

It may be that you want to progress from the ‘tamer’ areas of Britain (such as the Dales or the Peaks) or have always loved the mountains but need the skills to go further with confidence and the suitable skills.

It is not for those who have no map and compass skills and a good level of fitness is required.

Keswick, Lake District

The walks will be on and around Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north of Keswick


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