Our Leaders' Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen their understanding of Cumbria’s landscapes and enable them to pass on their new-found knowledge to those with whom they work. The sessions are also offered as accredited Continuous Professional Development training through the Mountain Training Association.

Why Landscape Matters

Landscape is our support system without which we could not exist. Everyone depends on landscape for food, water, fuel and clean air.

A beautiful and diverse landscape with a wealth of wildlife and human history inspires and enriches our lives and provides a ‘natural health service’ for mind and body. But our fragile landscapes are under threat as never before, not least from climate change, and our challenge is to understand, support and enhance them.

The Leaders' Landscape Training Programme for 2022 is still being finalised and details will be available shortly.

Contact [email protected] for more information or if you are interested in Amira's Wanderlust Women session on 11 April.

All sessions are booked on a first come first served basis.

Please bring:  a picnic lunch and clothing/footwear for all weathers. (Please note there is no indoor backup venue so the sessions will go ahead in poor weather unless unreasonable or unsafe to do so)

Booking is essential as group numbers are limited.

To book, email [email protected] and include:

• The session you would like to attend
• Your name
• Your email address
• Your mobile number
• Your MTA or BAIML member number (if you have one)
• Emergency contact name and number

To be added to our mailing list to receive information about the programme, please sign up to the newsletter below, contact [email protected] or phone 01539 720788. 

Some comments from previous participants:

“I thought the trainer was excellent. Very knowledgeable about wildlife and explained things in a very clear way. Usually when I go out on the Fells it is about getting from A to B. This day demonstrated that it’s not how many miles you cover but what you take time to look at on the way that is important!”

“Fantastic location, lots of information in a short distance. Great trainer.”

“Excellent, informative, enjoyable.”

“Really interesting day - refreshing to learn something new.”

 LEADERS' LANDSCAPE TRAINING SESSIONS are accredited by Mountain Training Association and are   recognised as Continuous Professional Development for members.

Friends of the Lake District’s Leaders' Landscape Training Programme for 2020 is kindly sponsored by:


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