Long Mynd Walking

Courses and Information 2015

First Aid
HSE approved courses
First Aid at Work 1 Day £80 pp
First Aid at Work 2 Day refresher£120 pp
First Aid at Work 3 Day £150 pp
Expedition First Aid 2 Day course £150 pp

Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Residentials

Long Mynd Walking with the support of the National Trust Carding Mill Valley will offer a flexible programme of activities based around learning what the natural habitat of the Long Mynd is - how to live off it and how to protect it.

Residential dates 2015
16th Feb - 20th Feb
26th May - 29th May
20th July - 24th July
27th July - 31st July
26th Oct - 30th Oct

The courses will be run from Womerton Farm Bunk House on the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills.

Practical Skills explored -
Fire lighting
Shelter building
Wild foods
Rabbit skinning
Water sources
Tools and uses
Flora and fauna identification/ conservation
Maps and Mapping
Hedges/footpath maintenance
Nest boxes
And more

Course fee - £180 pp self-catering
More details kit lists etc on request.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Assessment for Silver Bronze
£120 per day plus expenses if away from Long Mynd
Assessment for Gold
£120 per day plus expenses
Training by arrangement
£120 per day

BEL Basic Expedition Leader

The BEL is a nationally recognised award that allows people to
  • Lead groups in lowland areas -
  • Be responsible for the care of others in the outdoors including day journeys
  • Organise base and mobile camps

  • £370 pp
    Course dates for 2015*
    16th Feb - 20th Feb
    25th May - 30th May
    26th Oct - 30th Oct
    *Please note other courses not shown here will run during the year

    The BEL award is now the minimum qualification required by many Operating Authorities offering the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme - it is required to train and lead groups for the expedition section of award.

    Lowland Leader Award

    The Lowland Leader Award is a nationally accredited scheme developed and administered by the five Mountain Training boards across Ireland and the UK. The award is designed to train and assess those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions .
    This award complements and supports the other walking awards administered by Mountain Training – the Hill and Moorland Leader Award (formerly the Walking Group Leader Award) and the Mountain Leader Award. For further information on these awards and the Mountain Training climbing awards please click here - www.mountain-training.org
    A further two day Expedition Skills Module is available for those who wish to lead and supervise overnight expeditions. The module also covers remote supervision and teaching navigation.
    £130 pp

    Course dates 2015
    23rd Jan- 25th Jan
    13th Feb - 16th Feb
    13th March - 16th March
    15th May - 17th May
    12th June - 14th June
    24th JUly - 26th July
    14th Aug - 16th Aug
    21st Aug - 23rd Aug
    11th Sept - 13th Sept
    16th Oct - 18th Oct
    13th Nov- 15th Nov
    12th Dec - 13th Dec

    Hill and Moorland Leader Award

    The Hill and Moorland Leader award is for people who want to lead groups in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. This award is a wonderful opportunity to learn the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking. This award focuses on non-mountainous terrain.
    This award replaces Walking Group Leader. The 'overnight experience' element of the WGL has been removed but there is a separate Expedition Skills Module which can be 'bolted on' to the Hill and Moorland Leader (or indeed the Lowland Leader) if you want to increase the scope of your award to include multi-day expeditions.
    The prerequisites for registration are as follows:
    You must be at least 18 years old
    You should have at least a year’s worth of experience of hill walking
    You should have an interest in leading groups in the hills If you can tick all of the above boxes - then:
    Create an account on the Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one.
    Register for the Hill and Moorland Leader scheme (this costs £39)
    please click here - www.mountain-training.org

    Course dates 2015
    23rd Jan - 25th Jan
    27th Feb - 1st March
    13th March - 15th March
    20th March - 22nd March
    3rd April - 5th April
    17th April - 19th April

    Bush Craft Skills

    There are a number of Bush Craft courses The courses will be run from Womerton Farm Bunk House on the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills.

    Bunkhouse Accommodation - Camping - Wild camping

    Day or half day activities can be arranged from the list below.

    Week Long - course dates 2015
    16th Feb - 20th Feb
    26th May - 29th May
    20th July - 24th July
    27th July - 31st July
    26th Oct - 30th Oct
    Course costs £300 per person

    Weekend - course dates 2015
    Jan 3/4
    Jan 10/11
    Jan 24/25
    Feb 14/15
    Feb 28/1
    March 14/15
    March 21/22
    April 18/19
    May 8/9
    May 16/17
    May 23/24
    June 6/7
    June 13/14
    June 20/21
    June 27/28
    July 18/19

    Aug Courses everyday in Summer Holidays
    Sept 12/13
    Sept 19/20
    Sept 26/27
    Oct 3/4
    Oct 10/11
    Oct 17/18
    Oct 24/25
    Oct 31/1
    Nov 7/8
    Nov 14/15
    Nov 21/22
    Nov 28/29
    Dec 5/6
    Dec 12/13
    Dec 19/20

    Camp Skills

    Introduction to camp skills types of equipment stoves etc and its use. Tents and pitching £25 per hour or by arrangement


    Adult Groups (two people) Intense one-to-one instruction over two days on the rudiments of compass and map work also to be competent in walking in whiteout or night time. £95 pp or £25 ph
    Youth Groups instruction over one or two days (dependent on requirements) on the rudiments of compass and map work £120 per day

    Guided Walks

    Themed guided walks day or evening themes by arrangement.