Hill Walking Courses

From our base in the Mountains of Mourne you can explore unspoilt forest paths, walk through the many deep cut valleys or conquer peaks such as Slieve Donard – Northern Irelands highest mountain!


Off the Beaten Track – Hill Walking skills day

Certainly inspirational this easy going day is ideal for those of you looking to get out there and enjoy our local hills. And better still by the end of the day you should know the key skills that will keep you safe, and so allow you to get out there yourself next time without our guides!

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Intro to Hill Walking Navigation day

Let our instructors take you through every aspect of basic navigation from symbols, scales and grid references to ground shape, measuring distance, taking bearings and using a compass. The perfect course to equip you with the basic skills to explore mountains, such as the Mourne Mountains, with confidence or just enjoy our superb orienteering course spread out over 800 acres at the Clearsky base, set in the Castle Ward estate. See our event calendar for upcoming dates.

Intro to Steep Ground day

If you are a regular hill walker but lack the confidence or technique to stray off the beaten track and are interested in furthering your steep ground experience by movement or rope techniques, then this course will provide you with the suitable tools to do so.

Advanced skills courses

Preparation for Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) assessment
Preparation for Mountain Leadership Award (ML) assessment