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Hillwalking Experience Day

Covid 19

As of 26th April. Hikes (day) allowed, 30 adults if organised, no limit on youth partisipation.

This course is being run under the updated guidance from the Scout Association and is Covid secure. Please see here for guidance. You will need to travel separately if not in a family unit and have your PPE available. Social distancing will be observed at all times.


The day will operate from Caehopkin Scout Hall in the upper Swansea Valley and is being run by members of the ScoutsCymru Mountain training team. The day is intended for anyone who wants to gain more experience in the hills or develop the skills needed to lead groups safely in the hills and mountains of the UK.

Participants may come on this day for a number of reasons from simply gaining personal experience of walking in the hills to developing the skills needed to obtain a Scout Hillwalking Permit. No previous experience is needed.

Refreshments are provided at the Scout Hall but participants will need to bring their own packed lunch.

DateSpacesPrice (per person)
Saturday 12th June 202112£20


The day will start at 9-00 a.m. at the Scout hall with an opportunity to meet other participants and staff and discuss the programme for the day. At this stage participants will be split into teams based on previous experience to try to ensure they are working with people of a similar standard.

Teams will then leave the base and travel to the nearby hills to enjoy a full day out before returning to the base in the late afternoon.

During the day participants will be able to develop the various skills needed to move safely in the hills, including map work, navigation and route planning. The level of training offered will be varied to suit the needs and experience of the participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and productive day.

Enquiries and Bookings

For further information contact, Wyn Owen

e-mail wyn.owen@talktalk.net Phone 01269-844029

All other courses Bookings Secretary on 0845 519 6114 or courses@yr-hafod.org.uk.

Covid 19

Yr Hafod is now closed until the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is over. As the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we are hopeful that we can return to business in 2021. To help you with your planning for 2021 we are taking provisional bookings for the hostel and our activity courses and there’s even better news, we won’t be asking for any deposit or payment until the Government and the Scout Association have lifted the restrictions on residential activities taking place. Please phone for your first and second provisional dates. You can continue to browse the website as normal. Click on videos or buy a Buff in the menu to prepare yourself for when we are allowed out again. Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you at Hafod in 2021.