All welcome whatever your skill level!
Ever felt that uncomfortable “Not sure where I am” feeling? Want to head out into the hills with confidence? Tired of following your leader?
Why not learn how to read a map, take a bearing with a compass, estimate how long your walk will take and go safely and confidently into the great outdoors? Give yourself and friends a boost by learning a few tricks of the trade.
Days, afternoons or evenings, it’s your course!
Contact me if you would like to know more: email@example.com
Upcoming Courses for 2021
Download our Booking Sheet: Freetime Outdoors Booking Sheet
Freetime Outdoors Hill Skills one day.
A day in the Lakes. As much information as can be packed into a small space. From technical skills such as map and compass to emergency procedure and looking after your pals. The cost of this is a total of £175.00 a day for one-to-one. For groups £30.00 per person with a minimum of five clients and a maximum group of eight.
Evening Hill Skills.
A mini tour of hill skills. Working on navigation skills but throwing in plenty of other helpful hints and tips. Earlier in the year, dates would involve what I call a “walk into dark”. These are always well received and build confidence for cloudy days on the tops. Cost is £17.50 per person for a local evening, £25.00 per person for Lakes. A minimum of four clients and a maximum group of eight.
Contact me for booking on 077 66 916 702
Advanced Hill Skills
Community Learning and Skills. This course takes the skills attained from the five week course and applies them to the real world, away from tracks and paths and into steeper terrain. Suitable also for accomplished walkers who want to extend their knowledge.
Mountain Leader Award
Mountain Leader (summer) Courses run by Adventures of Cockermouth. Professional qualification. Contact us for more information or follow the stated links..
Mountain Leader Award Assessments and Training
Mountain Leader (summer) and Rock Climbing Instructor Courses run by Adventures of Cockermouth. Professional qualification. Please contact us for more information.
ML summer Training. 21st May and 13th June 2021
This is a split (long weekend) course. Places available. Friday/Sat/Sun twice with two weekends off in between.
Fridays start at 10 am so the full 3 days is needed. We finish the weekends at 4.30 pm
ML summer Assessment. 25th June and 9th July 2021.
North Lake District. Split weekend course. Places available.
This is a split weekend assessment course. We meet on the Friday evening. There are two assessment days Saturday/Sunday. We meet at 10 am on the Friday of the second ‘weekend’ and we have a 3 day expedition with two wild camps. Residential accommodation may be available depending on how soon you book onto the course. £395.00. https://mt.tahdah.me/event/detail/41615
Are you going in the right direction?
Maybe you’re a hill-walker raring to get back on the fells. Maybe you’re looking for some light relief from the grind of day to day business. If you’re looking for some hints and tips this is the one for you!
CLC00171E Hill Skills and Navigation – Bigger Hills (Health and Wellbeing)
Thursday 16th May 2021 1 Day 9.30am to 4.30pm Tutor: Phil Tinning
Building on Basic Hill Skills. We will look at understanding what information is available on a map. Navigation strategies for planning a route and section of route and navigating with a map and compass. We will take bearings from and to the map and study more advanced navigational skills and strategies. We will discuss emergency procedure, weather flora and fauna and geomorphology, group management and dealing with hazards. Fee: £38.50
Concession: £19.25 (Criteria applies)
CLC00971C: Hill Skills Outdoors Evening Navigation Tutor Phil Tinning
Tuesday 25th May 2021 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Building on Basic Hill Skills. We will look at understanding what information is available on a map and relate that to the ground. We will study navigation strategies for planning a route both on and away from footpaths and micro navigation skills for a section of route. We will take bearings from and to the map and study more advanced navigational skills and strategies, pacing, relocation and bad weather strategies. We may discuss emergency procedure, weather, flora and fauna and geomorphology, group management and dealing with hazards.
CLC00911D: Hill Skills Basic Essentials
Monday 7 June 2021 7.00pm to 8.15pm
An introduction to the basics of map reading and compass skills. We will look at understanding what information is available on a map. Planning a simple route and beginning to use a compass. Fee: £20.00
Concession: £10.00 (Criteria applies)
More courses being posted soon!