Walk Leader Training

Guided walk at Eycott Hill 

Last month I did a two week Lowland leader training course, and now I’m working towards the assessment in the hope of being able to lead guided walks around Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Doing the course has meant working on my navigation skills and trying to boost my confidence in leading a group. The course involved two days of using a map and compass to navigate to different points, planning a route, working out distances and checking the direction of footpaths and trails. I also had to get a better understanding of the laws effecting walking through the Cumbrian countryside and an ability to read and understand the symbols on a map.