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Wild Heather

Hi my name is Heather. I have a passion for teaching the skills to be comfortable walking, hiking in the outdoors, planning routes, understanding where you are and how to navigate to where you want to go. I can advise on the kit you would need and what to take with you; for day walks or camping trips, including wild camping.

I am a qualified Mountain Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader and Expedition Skills based in Berkshire; an area never far from somewhere nice to walk, we can also venture further afield into the Mountains anywhere in the UK. In my previous career as a chemistry teacher, I volunteered for several years as a Duke of Edinburgh's leader, I now work as a self-employed and freelance Mountain Leader.

I can provide lead walks on lowland, moorland and mountain terrain, wild camping experiences, short day navigation courses, National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) courses, and Lowland Leader Training and Assessment (a NGB course from Mountain Training) as individuals or for groups. All accessible from London by train.

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Courses, Workshops & Breaks in the UK

I am happy to arrange day walks to longer trips within the UK. Please just ask if you would like some advice about where to go or to discuss any ideas that might have. I hope you like my photographs of some of the places I have been too.

Wild Heather | Lowland Leader
Lowland Leader

I have Lowland Leader award training courses running near Marlow, Buckinghamshire and Box Hill contact me to discuss booking. Please also contact me if you would like to book a different date as an individual or if you have four or more candidates; I can arrange a time and area to suit you. £130 per candidate.

I am also running a Lowland Leader award training course especially for young people still in education aged 17-25 for the reduced price of £70. 

Wild Heather | NNAS
NNAS Courses

Challenge yourself to complete a National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) course. My recent courses have been fully booked. Here are some more suggested dates:   
Saturday/Sunday 30 November - 1 December 2019 (Silver level), based from the Ashridge Estate, Herfordshire.

I can also arrange a course to suit you, please contact me to discuss. Bronze level £110, Silver level £130.

Wild Heather | Navigation
Navigation workshops

From the basics to improvers we can discuss training to suit your needs. One to one £90 per day, £40 per day for two or more candidates.

I am running a new course for a family who has teenaged children taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award. A family friendly day. Contact me for more details.

Wild Heather | Testimonials
Breaks in the UK

Always wanted to walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, the Hadrian's Wall path or the Ridgeway?


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