Hill Walking

Hill walking is probably the most widely experienced adventure training activity throughout the ATC.

It is an excellent chance for cadets to get to grips with the great outdoors with professionally qualified instructors. It allows cadets to develop their fitness, leadership and teamwork abilities whilst in an exhilarating and often beautiful setting.

At 2309 (City of plymouth) Squadron, we currently have 1 member of staff that hold a National qualification. This allows us to conduct hill walking day-walks and expeditions in some of the most rugged areeas of the country, as well as the local area of Dartmoor.

Equipment, where possible, is provided for the cadets when we venture into the hills. However, generally we expect cadets to provide their own set of waterproofs and walking boots when on an activity. We are always happy to provide advice on what is and isn't suitable - all cadets will learn this during their initial training period.

Senior cadets who enjoy the outdoors can progress their skills through the ATC to gain instructor qualifications for next to no cost. They can gain the BELA certificate, Walking Group Leader or Mountain Leader (Summer) qualifications depending on their level of experience and skill.

Wing AT Taster Weekend

Within the ATC we boast two adventure training centres where cadets can experience more rugged hill walking, these being at Windermere and Llanbedr.