Walk Leader Training (Cotswolds)


Saturday, November 9, 2019


To purchase a ticket for this trip, please come along to one of our designated sign-up sessions in the Guild of Students. (See our newsletter)

Do you love walking? Know routes you can share with us? Or do you just want to be more involved in the society and brush up on your map reading skills? Then come along to our termly Walk Leader Training! This term it will be taking in the The Cotswolds! We'll be going on a minibus, so places will be limited so be sure to come along to a sign-up session.

 The Cotswolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the south of Birmingham that covers almost 800 square miles and goes through five counties. There are nearly 3000 miles of footpaths through the characteristic rolling hills, the 'wolds'. However, most importantly, they are home to our esteemed (sometimes) Treasurer, Mr. Joseph McGrory. Despite this important fact though, we will actually be doing some training through one of the UK's most beautiful areas. 

The walk leader training involves being taught about map reading, compass use, first aid training and how to lead a group of people. There will be a session in The Guild in the evening on the Monday the 4th, before the walk on the Saturday the 9th.

See you there!

What to bring:

  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes (that you don't mind getting muddy)
  • Lightweight trousers (definitely not jeans!)
  • Jumper and/or other layers
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Packed lunch and water
  • Cash for emergencies
  •  A rucksack to carry it all in

Image credits: 

Joseph McGrory