Hill Walking

In Ormskirk, we are well placed to be able to offer a range of walking and mountaineering experiences for members of our District.  We’ve got areas in our District and County which are excellent for training younger members, and for the older sections we’re not far from Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Lake District and Scotland.  Our walking leaders are often to be found charging round the hills of the UK, and are ready & waiting to be asked to take YOUR section or group walking.  Please – just ask! Progression

Walking can be enjoyed by all sections in Scouting, and pitched correctly, can give a fantastic experience and opportunity for youngsters.

Sample Activity for Beavers

  • Purpose – Find an ancient windmill & nature walk
  • Location – Harrock Hill from Cedar Farm
  • Permit required? No.
  • Time – 2-3 hours.
  • Areas to cover – basic navigation skills, road safety, footpaths and bridleways, different environments (farmed fields/wild areas/abandoned buldings)

Sample Activity for Cubs

  • Purpose – Forest of Bowland, the Dun Cow of Longridge, and sense of place in West Lancashire.
  • Location – Parlick – Trough of Bowland & gliding centre
  • Permit required? Not if stick to summit and descend.
  • Time – 2-3 hours
  • Areas to cover – navigation skills, country code, navigating by landmarks.