Hill and Moorland Leader

Posted by Jon Garside on 14/07/2008
The Walking Group Leader: for non-mountainous terrain.

The Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) award is for leaders of walking groups in non-mountainous hilly terrain, known variously as upland, moor, bog, hill, fell or down.

Such areas are often subject to extreme weather conditions and require an element of self-sufficiency. By progressing through the scheme, award holders will develop the skills necessary to lead walking groups in these areas.

Leaders seeking to take groups into mountain terrain should register for the ML award, although the HML Award can be a valuable stepping stone for those wishing to progress to the ML scheme.

Mountain Training has produced films showcasing their popular leadership awards. The HML film includes interviews with young people on a day out in the Peak district as well as following a HML training course. (The HML was previously called the Walking Group Leader award. Whilst that title is used on the film credits, the film portrays HML courses as they are now delivered).

Watch the Hill and Moorland Leader Award film

The Hill and Moorland Leader handbook lays out the award in more detail.

If planning on undertaking the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, first register online for the scheme and then book onto a forthcoming course.


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1) Anonymous User
31/10/2012
Hi can anyone please help me I studied for an award called the BELA ( BASIC EXPEDITION LEADER AWARD ) some years ago. I've looked through the posts on this page and I can't find any reference to it, at the time the ML summer was the next stage up then the ML winter. I'm guessing things have changed
2) Jon Garside (author comment)
05/11/2012
The BEL can be thought of as a lowland valley award; the WGL and ML are upland awards. The ML remit includes mountainous terrain, and the WGL remit covers non-mountainous uplands such as Dartmoor, the Peak District and the Cheviots.

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