What does Hillwalking offer

The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Hillwalking for their section. It also has information for Leaders/Adults who would like to get involved with this activity.

With a dedicated team of walking enthusiasts, the Derbyshire Hill Walking SASU aid groups looking to improve their navigation skills. The team offer advice for Leaders and Scouts of all ages who are planning to take part in walking activities and can provide routes within Derbyshire for all experience levels.

The instructors are also able to offer ideas for games and activities to help cover topics such as map & compass, Geocaching and GPS. With this the SASU hopes to build the confidence of young people and Leaders to prepare them for outdoor experiences.
• GPS Training
• Geocaching
• Map & compass skills
• T1/T2 walks

Training Opportunities
The team also organise Basic Navigation, as well as Terrain 1 (T1) and Terrain 2 (T2) training courses for leaders, groups and individuals. Contact the team for further information.

Be Prepared for Hillwalking

To help you prepare for this activity, here is a short list of things you may need to bring/wear or prepare for, before you turn up for your activity:
• Scouting is an outdoor organisation. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for that time of year.
• Specifically, for Hillwalking, you will need a good pair of strong shoes, ideally walking boots.
• Please confirm when booking, any specific items you will need to bring with you for this activity.

Hillwalking Location and Costs

Please use the contact SASU link below to enquire about costs for Hillwalking activities.

Contact and frequently asked questions

Question Answer
How can I arrange Hillwalking for my section? How do I book this?

Click Hillwalking Team to contact the Hillwalking team bookings coordinator.

How do I contact the Hillwalking SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved? Click Hillwalking Team to contact the Hillwalking SASU
I've got a technical question about Hillwalking, who should I contact for advice and support? Click here to contact the County Hillwalking advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.
As a Leader, what should I expect when my section performs this activity and what badges can this activity count towards?

Scouts has provided a useful overview of what you can expect and what badges this activity can cover.
Click here for this information.

Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Hillwalking? Scouting UK has published lots of useful information.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to Hillwalking.
Click here to see the latest POR and factsheets, relating to terrain zero.
Alternatively click here for the full list of Activities and select the one you would like.
What is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Hillwalking?

Ramblers. Click here to visit their web site.

Events Hillwalking Team supports

Peak Camp
Spring Bank Camp

Additional Information

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Rachel RobertsHillwalking Team

Sections supported

Adults / Leaders