The Hill and Moorland Leader award is designed for people who want to lead groups in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. This award is a wonderful opportunity to learn the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking. As you may have guessed from the descriptive title of this award, it focuses on non-mountainous terrain.
This nationally recognised walking qualification has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in the hills and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland – of which they are many! The scope and accessibility for this scheme makes it very achievable and appropriate for Duke of Edinburgh leaders and volunteer staff, for example.
Hill and Moorland Leaders operate in terrain that is generally more remote than that used by Lowland Leaders and not as steep or rocky as ground covered by Mountain Leaders.
To get started on the Hill and Moorland Leader qualification you need to meet the following prerequisites:
If you can tick all of the above boxes, here's what to do next:
More information on the scheme can be found at: https://www.mountain-training.org/qualifications/walking/hill-and-moorland-leader