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CLO4 Summer moorland walking leader with camping endorsement training

Who is the course aimed at?

Those who wish to lead groups walking and remote camping in summer conditions on open moorland.  Candidates should have significant walking experience in this type of environment.  It is ideally suited to leaders involved with Ten Tors or Duke of Edinburgh.  The course will involve an overnight camp but is available without the camping endorsement if required.

This two day two night course will involve an overnight camp as will cover navigation, route planning, leader equipment and group equipment for walking and camping, and effective management of groups when walking and camping.  At the end of the course delegates will be given an individual action plan to help in further development as a walking leader.  The course will include an overnight camp in tents on the second evening.  This is a mainly practical course and will include two day-walks carrying leader and personal equipment.

  • Moorland navigation including navigation in poor visibility/darkness
  • Route planning
  • Risk benefit assessment
  • Expedition leadership skills
  • Campcraft in a remote location
  • Safe use of camping stoves

Led by:  Doug Bruce, Paul Seymour, Dave Lucas, Andy Barclay, Paul Parkinson, Cornwall Outdoors

Cost:  £200.00 (plus initial £30.00 SWMMLTS registration fee if not already registered)

11 to 13 October 2019 Delaware Outdoor Education
Centre, Gunnislake
7.00pm (day 1) to
4.00pm (last day)
24 to 26 April 2020 Delaware Outdoor Education
Centre, Gunnislake
7.00pm (day 1) to
4.00pm (last day)


Delegates must be registered on the South West scheme and will receive a logbook and course handbook.

Delegates are required to equip themselves for walking/leading in a moorland environment and for an overnight camp on a remote campsite.

How to apply

Please apply using our online booking system

Go to ‘find course’ and type CLO4 in the course code box.