Gain confidence in the outdoors, learn skills and knowledge to lead your friends, adventure further or start your own journey to becoming a professional mountain leader. Transport from Manchester or Lancaster included.
Would you like the confidence to head into the wild with a group of friends knowing you have the tools to keep yourself and your group safe? Confidence in the mountains is more than just navigating, we have created a program to cover the most important aspects of hiking in wild regions such as the Lake District and the Scottish highland. This course is perfect for people looking to get into the hills alone, start a new hobby, lead your friends, or if you're thinking about starting a career in the outdoors. The program will include:
- Mountain weather
- Clothing and equipment
- Navigation - and what to do if you get lost!
- Group control
- Planning a trip
- Access and conservation
- Emergency procedures
- What's the next step
We have run navigation courses in the past but this time we wanted to focus on a more rounded outdoor course to include more. Our groups are always small and personal. Check below for how the day will run:
On the day
08.00am - Pick-up 1 - One of our beautiful minibuses (Pictured below) will be parked waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.
09.00am - Pick-up 2 - Lancaster Park and Ride, we will pull up at the bus stop opposite the back car park. (Free Parking all day)
09.45pm - We will arrive at the small town of Sedbergh, a little introduction from our mountain leaders about the day. (Toilet facilities are available).
10.00am - 12.00pm - The day starts indoors in our training room where we run through the theory side of the course, map reading, planning, weather etc. Tea and coffee will be provided.
12.00pm - 12.30pm - Break to have a wonder around the village and grab some food. Food not included.
12.30 - 15.30pm - We'll now be heading into the surrounding mountains for the more practical side of the course. Navigation, group control, hazards etc.
15.30 - 16.00pm - The day will finish with a round-up of what we have learnt and where you plan to go next. Depart from Sedbergh
17.00pm - Drop off 1 - Lancaster Park and Ride.
18:00pm - Drop off 2 - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. With some new found confidence and skills!
Most people join us as solo travellers but groups are welcome. We've created some handy links below to help navigate you through our website:
Kit List - What do I need to bring?
FAQs - I have a million more questions? If you don't find your answer just contact us.
Difficulty chart - Am I fit enough to take part?
Meet the guides - Who are you?
Testimonials - Why book with BEE Adventures?
Explore with us and clear your mind. Guided hikes and walks in The Lake District, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and the Peak District.