Do you lead walks with Ramblers Scotland? Do you want to brush up on your practical skills for leading safe and enjoyable walks? Then this course is for you.
We will spend a day exploring key navigation skills including map reading and basic compass work, dealing with emergencies, what kit to bring and much more.
The course is all taught outdoors in small groups of no more than 6 volunteers. It is 100% practical. Like you, the trainer will be a volunteer. They are experienced in leading walks with the Ramblers.
Who is the course for?
The course is ideal for people who lead Leisurely and Moderate walks.
If you lead Easy and Easy Access walks, you will still enjoy the course and it may give you confidence to think about leading more challenging walks in the future. If you lead Strenuous or Technical walks, this course will give you the chance to refresh some of the basics. Everyone is welcome.
This course is for Ramblers Scotland volunteers who will lead walks for our groups. We extend a warm welcome to both new and experienced walk leaders.
The course will build on the Walk Leader Foundations e-Learning course that is available free to all our walk leaders on Assemble. We ask that you complete this ahead of the training day. (Check your confirmation email for important details of how to get recorded on Assemble if you are a new walk leader)