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 and bring stout footwear, good waterproofs and a packed lunch. A silva type 4 compass and a laminated OS map OL28 are desirable but by no means compulsory.

Hill Skills Courses accredited by Mountain Training England

MT_ENGLAND_rgbWe 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 that you learn the basics in a safe and reliable manner.

Our courses will run from Bellever Youth Hostel on day 1 and from the Postbridge car park on day 2. Each day will last for 8 hours and the majority of training will be delivered out on the moors. The cost is £50 per person for the two days. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance and will be able to have continued access to MTE’s digital log book (Dlog) to record you experience, in a format that is accepted by assessors for their Leadership Award Schemes.

The courses are also advertised on the MTE website and a location map is shown there.

The dates of our courses are Sat the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September 2014 and Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of October 2014.

Email adrian@hillwise.co.uk for further information, expressions of interest and booking.

Please note I must have received your registration number at least 21 days prior to the course for booking to be valid.

Further Navigation Workshops

Due to popular demand we are running a further Navigation Workshop on Saturday 22nd of February 2014 at Venford Reservoir (Dartmoor), starting at 10 am for 6 hours and costing £20. These are being run in conjunction with Moorland Guides and full details are listed under “Courses” on their website www.moorlandguides.co.uk

We still have places on our Monday workshop at Shipley Bridge (Dartmoor) on 10/03/2014 and on our Tuesday workshop at Venford on 22/04/2014. These need booking well in advance as they are popular. There is also a possibility of a further Workshop at Shipley Bridge on 08/03/2014 (Saturday) so if that date suits you let us know asap so that we can arrange one for that date too.

Coming soon: The new personal hillwalking and mountaineering skills awards from Mountain Leader Training:

Hillwise have been appointed a provider for these new course being launched in spring 2014. We are very excited to be appointed to deliver these new courses introducing people to the skills they need to enjoy the hill and mountain environments. Watch out for our courses later this year.

Navigation Workshops………

I have had a lot of interest in my Navigation Workshops and expect to run several in January and through until May or June. If you are interested in doing a navigation course early next year E-mail me soon and I will start collating names for  some courses of up to 6 persons. There are already some possible dates on:

Also Monday 13th of January 2014

Saturday 25th of January 2014 (Venford Dartmoor)

Saturday 1st of February 2014.

There may be one or two places on a special 8 hour Mountain Leader preparation day on 18th of January

But if you have other dates in mind let me know and I will try to turn your booking for 1 into a course for 6! The content can also be flexible so we can produce a course to suite your own level of skill.


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Sawyer Europe discount offer……

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We have linked up with Sawyer Europe to bring you a 10% discount on their range of portable water filters. To obtain the discount you must order via the link from the links page of our site. Sawyer cut their teeth in the world of medical grade water filtration so their products are of a high quality and don’t use secondary chemical processes unlike most other filters on the market. Take a look!

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Just back from this Winters Scottish Mountaineering trip!

Scotland 2013 046 We’re just back from our annual winter mountaineering trip and looking forward to another season of guided walks, navigation courses, canoe adventures and the like. This year we will be working with Moorland Guides, Large Outdoors, Canoe Adventures (South Devon) and World Challenge. Watch out for our NNAS courses run for Large Outdoors this spring and our Navigation Workshops run  for Moorland Guides. However we also do bespoke courses so, if you want something, get in touch.