With famous fells, swooping valleys and sparkling waters, the stunning Lake District and Cumbrian landscape offers a real adventure playground for many outdoor practitioners who take groups out to climb, hill-walk, canoe, ghyll scramble and take part in a whole host of other outdoor activities.

Our Leaders Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen their understanding of the variety and importance of Cumbria’s upland ecology and to encourage a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats. The sessions are also offered as accredited Continuous Professional Development training through the Mountain Training Association.

Looking at their ‘office space’ with a heightened awareness and understanding has inspired participants to think and work differently, to enjoy, protect and respect our beautiful but surprisingly fragile upland landscapes and to pass on their new-found knowledge to those with whom they work.

Impacts of the project:

  • 100% of participants said they would attend another session.
  • 100% would recommend this training to other outdoor practitioners.
  • 100% said they would pass on what they had learned.
  • In 2016, 92 practitioners attended the training and told us they would share what they had learned with nearly 8,500 people!


To book on a session or to be added to our mailing list to receive information about the programme, please contact [email protected] or phone 01539 720788. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“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.”