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Hill and Moorland Leader Award Training

Skills for the Hills: Hill and Moorland Leader Award Training

The Hill & Moorland Leader Award Course is for leaders of walking groups in summer conditions in non-mountainous hilly terrain, known variously as upland, moor, bog, hill, fell or down. Such areas are often subject to harsh weather conditions, requiring an element of self-sufficiency and this scheme will help you develop the necessary skills and experience.

The UK Mountain Training Board has, over the years, developed an excellent range of training and assessment courses aimed at people (18 years and over) who aspire to become leaders or instructors. C-N-Do Scotland is authorised as a suitable organisation for the delivery of Hill & Moorland Leader Award courses. Candidates must open an account on the Mountain Training website, register for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award scheme and log a minimum of 20 quality hill days as an individual or with friends before taking part in a training course.

Course Aims:

Develop good leader skills on uncomplicated, readily accessible, and non-mountainous terrain.

The Hill & Moorland Leader Award Course is great for:

  • Ramblers
  • Countryside Rangers
  • Tourist Guides
  • DOE Award Supervisors
  • Youth Workers
  • Teachers
  • Club Leaders
  • Game Keepers & Stalkers

Private Courses

This course is also available privately. Please contact us for more information.

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Course Information

Start time at C-N-Do office: 18.00

Finish time at C-N-Do office: 17:00-19:00

Training Duration: 3⅓ days

Course Stages

  • Age 18+
  • Open an account on the Mountain Training website
  • Registered for the Hill & Moorland Leader scheme
  • Log at least 20 previous Quality Hill Walks as an individual or with equals
  • Book on and take part in an approved training course

This course, which comprises the training element of the scheme, is non residential from our Stirling base (or elsewhere by arrangement) and includes:

  • Approved instruction
  • All safety and technical equipment and maps

Course Video

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Maps of the area & background reading

To get the most from your C-N-Do Scotland activity you may wish to do some background reading prior to departure.

All maps and course materials will be supplied


Books which you may find informative are:


Maps which you may find informative are:

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At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 3
  • Price: From £195pp (group)
  • Instructional Days: Evening + 3 days
  • Group per instructor: 4-6
  • Meet: C-N-Do Office, Stirling
  • Finish: C-N-Do Office, Stirling
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