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Sad Times

Covid has impacted all of us in one way or another, and 2020 has not been good for the Outdoor Adventure Industry. We at Hillwise have had to think hard about our core income streams and some things have had to go. We have decided, with great reluctance, to surrender our NNAS providership, so we […]

NNAS Courses in March 2018

Coming up in March 2018 we have two National Navigation Award courses on the 2nd and 3rd of March we are running a Silver course at Venford (day 1) and Shipley Bridge (day 2) and then on the 12th and 13th of March we are running a Bronze course at Haytor and Trendlebeare. Both courses […]

NNAS Courses running in 2017

We have two more National Navigation Award Scheme courses running on Dartmoor this year: 19-20/06/17 NNAS Bronze course at Haytor and area cost £70 (non residential). 18-19/09/17 NNAS Silver course at Venford Reservoir and Shipley Bridge, cost £70 (non-residential). Before booking on the silver course please ensure you either hold the bronze award or are […]

Autumn Navigation and Backpacking courses.

We have just posted details of our Navigation Workshops and Expedition Workshops for September and October on the Moorland Guides website so if you need to tweak your navigation or want to make the jump from daywalker to multi-day backpacker why not sign up! If you do miss these there will be more, but after […]

We have another Navigation Workshop on 13/10/14

Another of our popular navigation workshops run from Venford (west) car park. Starting at 10 am and running until 4pm, we will assess your current skill level and attempt to develop them further. It is essential to book (email adrian@hillwise.co.uk) and the cost is £20 per person. You will need to be 18yrs of age […]

Hill Skills Courses accredited by Mountain Training England

We have two Hill Skills Courses arranged for the Autumn of 2014. These are two day courses accredited by Mountain Training England and require registration with them before participating (£17 under 18’s, £20 over 18’s). This can be done at the MTE website . They are the ideal introduction to hill and moorland walking, ensuring […]

Sawyer Europe discount offer……

Our offer through Sawyer Europe on their range of water filters and accessories for the adventure traveler is still running. They also do 1st aid kits, bite and sting kits and stay put SPF50 sunscreens. Check out their inline filter kit and their tap (faucet to our transatlantic friends) converter kits It’s all top quality […]

Save Money on expedition water filters….and save lives as well.

We have linked up with Sawyer Europe to bring you a 10% discount on their excellent portable water filters. Just click on their link on the links page and the discount will be made automatically on purchases made on their site. The extra bonus is that they give some of the proceeds of your purchase […]

Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Assessor Accreditation.

I have just received accreditation as a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor for Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions, expiring in Dec 2016.