Peak District / Walk Leader Training


Saturday, March 18, 2017


The Peak District is a beautiful national park, almost right on our doorstep. Famous for inventing Bakewell tarts, join us as we trudge across its hills and valleys, and be home in time for tea!

Alongside the Peak District trip we will be running Walk Leader training. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how we plan and lead walks, so you can have a chance to do it too! For years, members of our society have been taking advantage of this training and because of it can safely plan and lead walks, for the Wayfarers as well as outside of the society, in their own time.

What will I learn? We will teach you all about; how to read a map, walk on a bearing, plan a walk, basic outdoor first aid, and how to lead a walk.

What is involved? On Friday 17th March we are running the theory session, which will take place from 10:00-14:00 in the Guild of Students. In this session we will be doing map skills and some first aid, before you get the chance to plan a walk for the next day. On the Saturday (18th March) we will be heading out to the Peak District where you get to put theory into practice leading a walk, and practising some basic first aid on the mountains!

How do I sign up? To sign up for this (or the walk itself if you do not wish to partake in WLT) you will need to come along to one of our sign up sessions (details in Whats On column) and we can put you on the list and give you any more information you need!

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