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

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

Course is suspended due to Coronavirus restrictions.

*** Very provisionally!!! 12/14 and 26/28th June

ML summer Assessment. 15th May 2020.

Course suspended due to Coronavirus restrictions.

ML summer Assessment. 11th September 2020.

At this time it is intended to run this course. Of course should the situation change we will respond.

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

Community Learning

We have put together a new online Hill Skills course. Aimed at beginners or refreshers we cover the basics of map reading, compass work and initial navigation. See our booking page here:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/learningandskills/ search for Hill Skills in the red search box.

Four sessions from 1st June 2020

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. Maybe you’re wanting to see how Zoom presentations can help you reach your clients.

If you’re looking for some hints and tips this is the last call!

Spaces available on my Hill Skills Online course starting Monday 1st June with two courses available and a few places left on each. Two, one hour sessions per week for two weeks.

10.30 am Monday and Thursday. 7pm Monday and Wednesday

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/learningandskills/ Search for Hill Skills in the red search box and book online.

More courses being posted soon!

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

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