Community Walk Leader

Training & Support

One Day Training

Community Walk Leaders will attend a one day training course to develop their ability to lead walks in lowland countryside.  The main aim of the training is to give the Community Walk Leaders (CWLs) the confidence to lead a group as well as improve their skills. 

The course will cover the basic walk knowledge and techniques required to lead walks including:

  • Setting Up a Walking group
  • Group Management
  • Understanding Maps
  • Planning a Walk
  • Equipment
  • Weather
  • Getting Lost & Emergencies

Successful participants will receive a manual with all the relevant information covered on the course as well as a certificate of attendance.



To supplement the one day training, modules will be delivered to help leaders progress further. These will include:

  • First Aid
  • Further navigation and improving walking skills
  • Creating inspiring walks
  • Where to walk in your area

Calendar of Training Dates and Events


Post-Training Support 

There will be a range of post-training support also available including 

  • Local networking events 
  • News, further information and forums on this website
  • Insurance scheme
  • Walk NI and Walking In Your Community E-Newsletters circulated once a month
  • Information and support for further training e.g. Walking Group Leader (WGL) plus other Mountaineering Ireland schemes