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 four areas in the syllabus :
  • Management and decision making

  • Personal Skills

  • Teaching and learning

  • The walking environment

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.

2024: 19-21 Sept, 16-18 Oct, 8-10 Nov


HML Assessment

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

2024:   9-11 Oct, 20-22 Nov, 4-6 Dec


HML Refresher

Bespoke refresher days available on request to help you prepare.

£70 (workshop) - £250 (private)

How to Register

Before you can attend a Hill & Moorland Leader Training course, you need to register for this scheme so that we can formally book you onto the Mountain Training “Candidate Management System” (CMS).

Step 1– Join the BMC

To register with the scheme you must first be a member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). https://membership.thebmc.co.uk/

Step 2 – Register with Mountain Training

Go to the Mountain Training CMS system and then follow the link 'Register for this Scheme' on this page:

https://www.mountain-training.org/qualifications/walking/hill-and-moorland-leader .

Step 3 – Book on a Course

Once you have registered with Mountain Training let us know as we will then be able to formally book you onto a training course.