This weekend, Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and at Steart Marshes delivering a Lowland Leader Training course.
Keen candidates, lovely weather and all just a few miles form the office. Over the weekend they saw some Deer, Lapwings and many more of our British Wildlife
This weekend Gwilym was on The North Wessex Downs with 3 school teachers who were being assessed for their Lowland Leader award ready for the upcoming DofE season. One hot and sunny day followed by one wet and breezy day saw the candidates put through their paces with navigation, knowledge and leadership tasks before finally getting their results over a drink. 3 out of 3. Well done
This weekend Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and the Steart Marshes running a Lowland Leader Training course for 6 candidates. A mix of hills on day one and a maximum of 10 metres of ascent on day 2 gave various opportunities for learning the skills required to be a good leader in those environments
Yesterday and Today, Mark was out with 6 Bridgwater and Taunton College students delivering a Lowland Leader Training on our behalf. A day on The Quantock Hills and a day on the Somerset Levels gave loads of opportunity for teaching. Thanks also to Robin who was along to observe and help out
This weekend, Gwilym has been running a Lowland Leader Training course on the Blackdown and Quantock Hills. 6 candidates from Wellington School put in some great efforts negotiating mud and rain over the 2 days. All are now looking forward to getting the extra days in whilst preparing for assessment.
Gwilym was out for day 2 of the Lowland Leader Training on behalf of Andy Holborn with the Quantock and Mendip AONB volunteers today but this time around the Quantock Hills. It is the 80th anniversary of Trig Points (but it turns out that it was actually yesterday) so they thought they should probably go to the one 400m from the carpark before we did anything else. A mixture of woods and more open ground on nice big tracks or smaller muddy trails. We saw all kinds of bird life today including Stone Chats and Sky Larks and loads of tadpoles in a puddle
This group are going to be out and about soon offering guided walks in their respective areas and their local knowledge is really good so watch out for this service starting.
Today Gwilym was directing a Lowland Leader Training in partnership with Andy Holborn for members of the Mendip and Quantock AONB Volunteer Wardens and was based on The Mendip Hills today. A great bunch of knowledgeable and enthusiastic guys with lots of local knowledge.