Providing you with the skills and confidence to be able to fully enjoy the hills and moorlands of the UK – that’s our business.

Recommended Learning Time & Individual Tuition

Walking Skills Sessions

Each day is broken down into five sessions:

  • 09:00 – 10:30
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 14:30
  • 14:30 – 16:00
  • 16:00 – 17:30

The timings for an early morning or evening session can be agreed at the time of arranging.

Recommended Learning Time

To achieve a robust knowledge of safety and competence in the moorlands and hills any guest will need to learn and then consolidate what is taught to them. The table below gives a broad estimate of the typical amount of time that those who have no or very little previous walking experience should typically look to put aside during their holiday at Tregynon Cottages to achieve a basic level of  capability. Regular practice after the holiday will be necessary to really drive home these new skills and knowledge.


Skills Modules Estimated Minimum Initial Learning Time to Progress From No Experience to Basic Awareness Minimum Recommended Time to Consolidate Basic Awareness
Map Reading 2 sessions 2 walks. Each one being about 3 sessions in length to consolidate both modules*
The Compass 1 session
The Weather Forecast and its Impact 1 session  Building the weather forecast into each route planning session
Route Planning 2 sessions 2 route planning exercises
What to Wear and Carry 1 session
Miscellaneous Issues 2 sessions

*It would be a further benefit to guests if they were able to undertake a route planning modules prior to each walk.

Any guests who wish to undertake additional learning time for any module would be able to do so.

For guests with some previous learning and walking experience, it is recommended that we discuss your goals before you arrive at Tregynon Cottages and we will be able to work together to build an appropriate bespoke package for you which may include some other advanced safety and competence aspects not covered in the above basic syllabus.

Individual Tuition

Should an individual or a couple wish to receive dedicated tuition for a day or more during their holiday then we would need to fully understand the requirement before the guests arrived.


Call Us

Landline Telephone: 01239 821631 Mobile: 07717571780 (Ian) or 07727197280 (Carol)


Tregynon Cottages Pontfaen Pembrokeshire SA65 9TU