HILL & MOORLAND
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Jack, Sept 2016
This Award focuses on leading groups in the hill and moorland areas of the UK, for example The Peak District, Dartmoor and Exmoor. This type of terrain is at times some of the most challenging to journey across, especially in poor conditions and a good level navigation and awareness of how to keep you group safe is needed.
The Hill and Moorland Award is a nationally accredited scheme developed and administered by the Mountain Training Boards. The award is designed to train and assess those who wish to lead groups on day walks in Hill and Moorland terrain in summer conditions.
A separate Expedition Skills Module can be 'bolted on' to the Hill and Moorland Leader if you want to increase the scope of your award to include multi-day expeditions.
The video below was originally made for the Walking Group Leader scheme which was renamed Hill and Moorland Leader in April 2014. The only difference between the two is the 'overnight experience' aspect of the Walking Group Leader does not form part of the Hill and Moorland Leader syllabus.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Here is a summary of the process from start to finish in gaining the award;