Hillwalking Courses & Events

We’re here to help you improve your skills, get trained and be inspired.  Our experienced unit provides a range of courses to suit different needs. We can help you get started as a beginner or develop more advanced skills.

Courses cover all sorts of topics, conditions and settings with both practical experience and theory. Whether you’re learning the basics, brushing up on your skills, preparing for assessment or simply wanting to experience something new with qualified leaders, we have something for you. But, of course, our main aim is to inspire and equip volunteers to be able to deliver and expand Scouting adventures to even more young people.

You might ask, ‘why are mountain activities so special?’ If you’ve ever experienced the power and beauty of the moors, hills or mountains, you’ll know they can take your breath away with their beauty. Wonder, imagination, achievement, exploration and escape – just some of the things that young people can learn in these magnificent settings. With the help of skilled leaders this can translate into confidence, resilience, teamwork, determination and leadership skills. Once they’ve got the taste for adventure, it becomes a mindset for life.

Forthcoming Events


23rd to 25th February 2018 – Winter Walking Weekend (Training)

Tyn Y Berth Mountain Centre, Corris Uchaf, Machynlleth SY20 9RH


Cost: £75.00 Last date for applications 4th February 2017

There is a £5.00 Discount for 18-25s.

This weekend is an ideal follow on to the Basic Skills Weekend.  It is fully catered in a newly refurbished bunkhouse in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris.  It is designed for those who are building their walking experience, working towards a T2 permit or just want to get some log book days. It will also be possible to be assessed for a T2 permit during in the weekend. (We will require a minimum of four weeks notice if you want to be assessed) If we get suitable winter conditions and attendees have suitable footwear then we will be in a position to instruct and practice the skills required to walk in snow and ice. (Ice Axe and Crampons can be provided)

Event booking form 

Funding for these courses is often available.  Speak to your line manager in the first instance.  If you require any further information on the courses please contact hillwalking@avonscouts.org.uk

In addition further Log Book Experience days will pop up as instructors plan them.