The Hill and Moorland Leader award was formally known as the Walking Group Leader Award. This new award has gone through not only a name change but syllabus changes too. See the programme below. The award was developed by Mountain Training UK and is designed for those wish to be formally trained and assessed in defined terrain conditions such as hill and moorland of the UK mountains.
The scheme has been designed to complement the long established Mountain Leader Training Award.
The scope of the Hill and Moorland Leader is to lead groups in;
Open uncultivated, non mountainous country known as hill and moorland or bog or fell
Areas surrounded by a well-defined geographical man made boundary such as roads that merge with hill and moorland regions
Areas of remoteness that are easily exited within a few hours of walking, returning to a road
Areas where movement on steep or rocky terrain is not required either planned or unplanned
The main training syllabus concentrates on:
Planning a walk
Hazards and emergency procedures
Group management and leadership
The upland environment and weather
Access and conservation
Background and knowledge
Course ratio is 1 to 6, course duration is 3 days, candidates need to first register with
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