Outdoor Matters


Hill & Moorland Leader

The Hill & Moorland Leader award is for people who wish to lead groups in areas like the Brecon Beacons, Peak District & Dartmoor. You can read more about the course and its pre-requisites on the Mountain Training Website.

We run our courses in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, an area is blessed with a variety of terrain for us to explore including hills, mountain and moors, giving us an ideal location to help you learn the skills and knowledge required by a Hill & Moorland Leader.

There are four stages in the scheme:
  • Attend a 3 day training course

  • Complete a consolidation period to increase your experience and knowledge

  • Attend a 3 day assessment course

  • Continue to stay current and up to date

And 9 areas in the syllabus :
  • Walking and route finding

  • Navigation

  • Hazards and emergency procedures

  • Equipment

  • Responsibilities of the Leader

  • Group management

  • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

  • Weather

  • Background Knowledge

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Hill and Moorland Leader Handbook. We want to give you the best training available and support you through the whole process to assessment, that why we give you a Post Course Pack containing notes and handy tips to help you prepare for assessment.

The bonus to us is when you come on an assessment with us, you'll make our job easy by knowing what you need to know and doing what you need to do - its win-win all round!

    HML Training

    Join us to learn the skills you need to lead a group in the hills and moors of Britain.

    May 11-13 (FULL), Sept 30-Oct 2, Oct 12-14


    HML Assessment

    Our assessments are delivered in a relaxed and calm way to help you preform at your best.

    May 6-8, May 25-27, Sept 14-16, Nov 9-11


    HML Refresher

    Bespoke refresher days available on request to help you prepare.

    £60 - £200