HILL WALKING

Chris Hughes Multi Activity Services (CHMAS) believe that hill walking is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, and that with high quality guidance and instruction, everyone can enjoy the restorative powers of the mountains. For a very rewarding experience that will see you taking skills and memories back home with you have a chat with CHMAS to book your adventure.

The activities / courses we offer are:

To see the Blog Post about these activities click here.

Guided Walks

If you are new to hill walking and want to be guided through some spectacularly stunning scenery, whilst picking up some essential skills on the way, then our guided walking course is for you. Skills covered will include basic map reading, clothing and equipment selection, weather and emergency procedures. Our instructors are also full of knowledge on the local flora and fauna, and can orientate you to how the region's history has influenced the landscape.

Dates/Venues

Guided walks are arranged on demand to suit your personal ambitions.

Equipment

You will need to provide your own personal walking kit but we will supply all safety equipment and maps and compass if required. A suggested kit list can be obtained from our 'downloads page'.

Tariff

A typical day will cost £120- £200 depending on group size, which is split between the group members.

Fundamentals of Navigation

Perhaps you've been hill walking for a while but would like to feel more confident in your navigation, especially in mist or low cloud. On this course, our instructors will show you how to navigate off the beaten path, increasing your route options and ability to stay located. This course is designed to explain the basic principles without confusing jargon, whilst taking in some scenery at the same time!

Venues

For these courses we use venues in North Wales (Llangollen & Bala) and our own local Shropshire Hills.

Equipment

Equipment You will need to provide your own personal walking kit but we will supply all safety equipment and maps and compass if required. A suggested kit list can be obtained from our 'downloads page'.

Dates

Available all year round as a private booking or you can join one of our open courses as listed below.
  • 21st March
  • 6th June
  • 17th October

Tariff

Our open courses cost £60 per person to join or you can arrange your own course at dates to suit you (please contact us for a price).

Mountain Skills

If you would like to come and walk some of the dramatic higher peaks of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks then this course is for you. On this course you will learn about map and compass skills, reading the weather, emergency procedures, and planning and preparing for your treks.

Venues

We use venues in South Wales and North Wales for these courses.

Equipment

You will need to provide your own personal walking kit but we will supply all safety equipment and maps and compass if required. A suggested kit list can be obtained from our 'downloads page'.

Dates

These courses are arranged on demand so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Tariff

Our two day courses cost £140 per person to join (excluding accommodation & meals) or you can arrange your own private course at dates to suit you (please contact us for a price).

National Navigation Award Scheme

Walking in the mountain environment or through open country is simply magical and that's enough for some people. Others may prefer to have a bench mark standard to compare themselves with. If that's you then the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) could be just what you are looking. There are three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold and we can currently offer Bronze / Silver training and assessment courses.

Venues

For these courses we use venues in North Wales (Llangollen & Bala) and our own local Shropshire Hills.

Equipment

You will need to provide your own personal walking kit but we will supply all safety equipment and maps and compass if required. A suggested kit list can be obtained from our'downloads page'.

Dates

These courses are available on demand so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Tariff

Our two day courses cost £140 per person to join (excluding accommodation & meals) or you can arrange your own private course at dates to suit you (please contact us for a price).

Generally, instruction for the activities will be undertaken by Chris but we do sometimes use other instructors who are well known to us, have a passion for the outdoors and who hold the appropriate National Governing Body Award.

To allow flexibility all our courses are available through private guiding (you have exclusive use of the instructor) or through open courses which anyone can join. For more information on our open courses then please click on the Open Courses link above.

For information on making a booking and activity tariffs then please click here Booking.

Back to
page top