Hill Skills for Women

This two-day course is a perfect introduction to hillwalking for women.

Plas Y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio8:1


Plas Y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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You’ll cover where to walk, what to wear, how to plan and follow routes, useful information about the upland environment and weather, and what to do if things don’t go to plan. You’ll be learning from our highly qualified instructors and developing your new skills as you explore the peaks of Snowdonia.

The Objectives 

  • Gain the skills and techniques to be confident and comfortable planning and undertaking your own hill walks.
  • Spend loads of time outside on practical learning days.
  • Be inspired to take on your own hill walks after the course.

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What to Expect

  • Walking Skills: Considerations for making life easier while out walking, including pace, nutrition, and movement skills.
  • Navigation Skills: Understanding the basics like using features and symbols, compass navigation, navigation strategies, and electronic devices.
  • Weather: Insights into how weather conditions can affect the hills and your day out.
  • Clothing and Equipment: Guidance on how being properly dressed and equipped can make the difference between a good day out and a bad one.
  • Environment: Instructions on how to minimise your impact on the hill and practice good habits.
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures: Information on how to deal with encountered hazards and what to do in an emergency.

Experience Required

You must be at least 18 years old to join this course at Plas y Brenin (or 14 if accompanied by a parent)

How Should I Prepare?

You need to be reasonably fit. But we’ll tailor the course to the needs of those attending.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.