Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


This is not an army march but we will be in hilly terrain. It is aimed at those wanting to gain more confidence in the hills. For Silver, you must be proficient in the above Bronze skills but you don't need to hold a Bronze Award. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




What do I need to bring?


Please see the recommended kit list here (ignore the additional extras for wilderness backpacking as we won't be doing that!). You will need your own compass (Silva Expedition 4 recommended) and map case (Ortleib is recommended). We'll be using OL19 "Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley" Ordinance Survey maps and it is expected that you will have your own at this level. However, I am able to provide maps.




Where do we meet?


We meet at The Fat Lamb Inn at 0900 on both days outside the village of Ravenstonedale on the A683 between Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh. The full address is: The Fat Lamb Crossbank Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria CA17 4LL There is limited parking available where we head out to the hills so we tend to share lifts out and about. Please see here for a map of where the Inn is.




I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?


This is up to you depending on your budget. However there are nearby campsites, youth hostels, hotels and B&Bs (including at the Fat Lamb). It is worth checking around Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh.




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport




How much is the course and how do I book?


The course costs £150 per person for the two days tuition and the assessment (and certificate if you pass). To book please see the dates below the FAQs, click on the one you are interested in and follow the instructions. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions. Including the cancellation policy




I can't make the dates you are offering but I want to do the course


That's no problem - Just get in touch with me and I'll see what dates you are free and whether I am too. Please also see the Bespoke Courses page or just get in touch.




What are the Terms & Conditions?


Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.




I've got some more general questions...


Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!




Can you run the course privately for my group?


Absolutely - please see the Bespoke Courses page or get in touch to discuss.