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Countryside Leader Training

  • The Countryside Leader Scheme has several stages. Candidates need to:Have an interest in and experience of countryside walking
  • Register with the scheme (at St. Michael’s, see below) to obtain a logbook and syllabus
  • Gain and consolidate their experience, so that minimum requirements are met before assessment
  • Attend an assessment day, which results in a pass or deferral.

The course includes overnight accommodation. At the Centre on Sunday there is a self-prepared breakfast and packed lunch available.

In order that all candidates arrive at the assessment weekend fully prepared, this optional training course is offered at St Michael’s.

Course content:

  • Saturday includes a full day walk, looking amongst other things, at navigation techniques and group management
  • There will be sessions on logbooks, route planning and other parts of the syllabus raised by candidates
  • On Saturday evening there is a camp-craft session where candidates prepare their own meal out of doors with discussions on tent usage and organising a camp safely.
  • Sunday will be another day walk in the Peak District consolidating the skills developed on the first day.

Course dates

Upcoming dates
Event date Application closing date
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2019 Friday 2 February 2019


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