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

T2 summer weekend

Date: 15 – 17 June 2018

Venue: Dolgam Campsite, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia LL24 0DS

This weekend is the natural progression from the Basic Skills course. It will be self-catering, campsite based with easy access to the Glyderau, the Carneddau and the Snowdon massif.

It is aimed at those who want either to put the basics into practice in T2 terrain, are building their walking experience or just want to get some log book days.

Arrangements will be on an informal basis, with attendees being responsible for their own accommodation and catering arrangements.

This is not planned to be a formal instruction or training weekend, so groups / routes will be impromptu and decided on the day based on who wants to do what and who is going where.

If you are interested, drop us an email on hillwalking@avonscouts.org.uk so that we can keep you updated and have an idea of potential numbers.

ASHU Event Application Form 2018

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.