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.
Walk Leader Training
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.