Hill & Moorland Leader

The qualification for those who wish to lead groups on upland, open and moorland terrain throughout the United Kingdom. Essentially a day-walk leader, successful candidates can go on to combine it with an Expedition Skills module to cover overnight trips and camping.


Training Course

Our 3-day course focuses on the practical elements of leadership through hill and moorland terrain. Your course will have a strong emphasis on navigation through Hill and Moorland terrain with a practical session looking at the skills required for basic emergency night navigation. The course will also look at:


  • Personal leadership skills and styles
  • Route planning
  • Legal and moral issues of leadership
  • Environmental awareness
  • Emergency procedures
  • Common hill incidents


Assessment Course

The 3-day assessment process is designed by Peak Mountain Training and is one that we feel gives potential leaders the best possible environment to demonstrate their skills. It's important that all those involved feel they have been given a fair opportunity to show what they can do and the assessment should reflect this. It is also equally important that people leave their assessment feeling they have gained knowledge.

The areas assessed are the same as those covered on our training courses and laid out in the syllabus. Candidates should be familiar with all aspect of the syllabus and be expecting to be assessed accordingly.


Further Information

Our Hill & Moorland Leader course information is available to download.  If you are a group of 4 or more, we can also offer alternative course dates -please contact us for more details. 


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