Learn to navigate off the beaten track in the wild places of the UK and Ireland, with this nationally recognised Hill and Moorland Leader training course. Developed by renowned awarding body Mountain Training and delivered by RAW’s skilled trainers, this 3-day course takes place in several beautiful UK locations in small, personalised groups.

Hill and Moorland Leader training is a prerequisite for the Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment. On completion of the Assessment, you'll be qualified to safely and effectively lead groups in open, uncultivated, non-mountainous high or remote country in the UK and Ireland.

Who’s it for?

This training is for anyone who wants to learn effective group leadership in the UK and Ireland’s beautiful and unpredictable hill and moorland areas. Operating in terrain that is generally more remote than that used by Lowland Leaders and not as steep or rocky as ground covered by Mountain Leaders, Hill and Moorland training is ideal for Duke of Edinburgh leaders, scout leaders and volunteer staff, and opens up a natural pathway for anyone wishing to lead and work with others in the outdoors.

You’ll need to be aged 18 or over and have at least a year’s worth of experience of hill walking. You’ll also need to join either the British Mountaineering Council, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland if you’re not already a member. If you’re not sure whether your experience is sufficient, get in touch with the RAW team and we’d be happy to guide you.

What will I learn?

Spending three (3) days in some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes, RAW’s qualified trainers will guide you through everything you need to know to confidently and safely lead in hill and moorland areas, including:

  • Leader responsibilities
  • Leadership and decision making
  • Planning and weather
  • Hazards and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Walking skills
  • Navigation
  • Teaching and learning skills
  • Access, conservation and the environment

You’ll be part of a small learning group of just six (6) people, ensuring a personalised, fun and friendly learning experience. Training is run in Eryri (Snowdonia), Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog), Mid Wales, Peak District, Yorkshire, Lake District, Scotland, Exmoor and Dartmoor.


I extend my thanks for a truly magical day yesterday on Tryfan. Our group have a varied level of experience and that was managed so well. Everyone had the most exhilarating and incredible day and yet at all times felt perfectly safe – RAW Adventures made our weekend and we thank you for it.

Paul Williams


Course Details

Course Cost £245.00 per person (1:6 ratio)
Course Duration Three (3) days
Course Dates(s) 2-4 Apr 2024 – Snowdonia *FEW SPACES REMAINING*
16-18 Aug 2024 – Snowdonia
8-10 Nov – Snowdonia
Minimum Age 18 years
Terrain Area Eryri (Snowdonia), Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog), Mid Wales, Peak District, Yorkshire, Lake District, Scotland, Exmoor, Dartmoor

The three (3) day Hill and Moorland Leader training is £245 per person. As the awarding body, Mountain Training requests all candidates register before beginning training: the current cost of registration is £65. If you’re not already registered with Mountain Training, the RAW team will guide you through the registration process after you’ve booked.

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