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.
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?
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