Outdoor Courses

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!

Upcoming Courses for 2020

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 four 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. Some of the nearer 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

Hill Skills and Navigation. 27th March 2020.

Community Learning and Skills. Extends your understanding of hill walking and navigation techniques using appropriate equipment to go safely and confidently into the great outdoors. Includes an evening navigation walk. This evening courses takes place in Carlisle and consist of six sessions. Four are classroom based, one is an evening outdoors and one is a long half day on the hill in the Lake District practicing and reviewing learned skills. £85.50. Booking on https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/learningandskills/ or call 01228 227305

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) and Single Pitch Award 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. 17th April 2020

This is a split weekend training course. We meet at 10 am on both Fridays.  The course involves a wild camp on the expedition on weekend 2. Residential accommodation may be available depending on how soon you book onto the course. £350.00.  https://mt.tahdah.me/event/detail/41614

ML summer Assessment. 15th May 2020.

This is a split weekend assesssment 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.  £375.00. https://mt.tahdah.me/event/detail/41615

ML summer Assessment. 11th September 2020.

This is a split weekend assesssment 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.  £375.00. https://mt.tahdah.me/event/detail/41710

More courses being posted soon!

For more of what I do in the hills please go to my blog posts.

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