• Unnamed Road
  • Scotland, AB51 5HY
  • United Kingdom

Hill Skills With Dogs - Bennachie 19th March

We've been approached a few times now to ask if we accept dogs on our courses. This session provides an opportunity to bring out your well behaved pooch to join one of our hill skills sessions! All dogs must have smiley face, love the outdoors, like to chase leaves, be prepared to stay on the lead, listen carefully to any hill skill instructions given, be able to walk on a compass bearing...Hillgoers puppy Luna will not be joining as she's too wee and would chew the map. Photo of her trying to sneak in my rucksack!

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Limited places for this event as too many dogs could be a bit mad! 

An introduction to hill skills. Starts with a coffee and chat, then out on the hill to practice the skills. Aimed at beginners or those who need a refresh. Limited spaces available, aged 12+, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult. 

This course will cover the following but is aimed at beginner level. After this course it is recommended you attend one of the NNAS courses to embed the skills further. Intermediate coaching can be arranged too, just contact us to discuss.

  • Know the code
  • Understanding the maps
  • An intro to the compass
  • Navigation Strategies
  • Before you go procedures (weather, who to tell, etc)
  • What to take on the hill
  • Emergency on the hill

10am start at the Bennachie Visitor Centre, finished by 5pm. 

Contact us for further details.