Choose from a range of hiking trips, navigation courses and bushcraft courses.
We will be running the following National Navigation Award Courses over the winter:
- Silver National Navigation Award Course – 3-4 Nov 2018, Kilsyth and Campsie Hills
- Silver National Navigation Award Course – 5-6 Nov 2018, Kilsyth and Campsie Hills
- Silver National Navigation Award Course – 10-11 Jan 2019, Kilsyth and Campsie Hills
- Tutor Award Course – 12 Jan 2019, Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
- Bronze National Navigation Award Course – 22-23 Jan 2019, Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie
- Silver National Navigation Award Course – 29-30 Jan 2019, Kilsyth and Campsie Hills
- Gold National Navigation Award: Training Course on 9-10 March 2019, and Assessment on 9 April 2019;
- Bronze National Navigation Award Course – 30-31 March 2019, Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie.
Bronze and Silver courses are £65 per person. Gold course is £100 per person. Tutor Award Course is £45 per person. To read more about these courses please click here.
Mountain Skills Training Day – 12th or 19th of November 2018
On the 12th of November and then repeated again on the 19th of November we are running a one day mountain skills training day. The focus of the day is security on steep ground and river crossings. The course is suited for candidates preparing for their Mountain Leader Award or for continuing professional development. The training will be run on the Cobbler, near Succoth, Loch Long (about an hour north of Glasgow) starting at 9:30am and finishing at 4pm. The course costs £50 per person.
Security on steep ground: essential knots, selecting anchors, belaying, scrambling techniques, spotting clients on steep ground, abseiling
River crossings: to cross or not to cross, selecting a crossing point, river crossing techniques.
Introduction to Bushcraft Course – 9th of December 2018
Want to learn some bushcraft skills like friction fire, making natural shelters, foraging for food or making natural cordage?
Bushcraft is about thriving in wild places and developing a set of skills and knowledge help you do that; using natural resources to sustain you, feed you and keep you warm. Bushcraft helps you develop a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. The more you learn the more satisfying it becomes.
Typically a one day bushcraft course will cover:
- Friction fire
- Identifying and collecting natural tinders
- Using quartz and steel to start a fire
- Making char cloth
- Cooking on fires and making and using pot-hangers
- Natural Cordage
- Knife skills
- Making natural shelters
- Learning how to leave no trace
Our next course is on Sunday 9th of December 2018 at Winston Lodge, Lanarkshire. £65 per person.