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Mountain & Hill Walking Activities

Hill Walking

The County runs a number of hill walking events throughout the year to support leaders and encourage them to get their boots on and head for the hills.

Leaders’ Walking Days

The hillwalking days are for anyone who likes their time out in the hills with like-minded people or who would like to practice their navigation skills. They usually happen once a month between October and April and are followed by our annual walking weekend in May (see below).
The walks are typically 6 to 10 miles and are a mixture of easier terrain, such as the Cotswolds or Shropshire Hills, and more adventurous locations such as the Brecon Beacons or Peak District.  All aim to be within two hours’ drive from the middle of the County.

The walks are led by experienced hillwalking permit holders who will be happy to pass on their knowledge if you are looking to improve your navigation skills or to prepare for permit assessment.  They will also be able to give good advice as to how you can get your Cubs, Scouts and Explorers into the hills safely.

If you would like to come on the walk, please email Mark Graham at to register.

Upcoming walks are advertised on the County Calendar and the Events page on the County website.

County Walking Weekend

Join us for a weekend of walking amongst the glorious high peaks of one of our National Parks.
This weekend is for any adult leaders who like time out in the hills with like-minded people, whether you are a low-level walker, peak bagger or climber.  The trip is also an opportunity for you to practice your navigation skills and for those who would like to gain a hillwalking permit to be assessed.
There will be two full days of walking led by experienced walk leaders who will be happy to pass on their knowledge.
The location is to be confirmed but it is likely to be the Lake District or Snowdonia.
We hope to have exclusive use of a hostel throughout the weekend.
The weekend is again open to all adults in Scouting, whatever your experience level.

For further information and to book, contact Mark Graham.

Scout and Explorer Walking Weekend

This usually takes place around the end of September/beginning of October and is advertised on the County Calendar and the Events page on the County website.

For further information contact Mark Graham.


The County runs a number of climbing events over the year to support volunteers and encourage them to climb on manmade walls or on natural rock crags. Most of these events are run by the County’s Climbing Assessors who provide enjoyable, but challenging activities.

For further information please contact the County Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)

Also see Kinver Training Courses for details of leader training courses for manmade walls and towers.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls