Winter on the Hills
Winter on the Hills

Winter on the Hills

6:30pm Friday 29th November -
3:30pm Sunday 1st December 2019

Good walking, good food, good fun!


This event is open to all Explorers and provides an opportunity to develop Winter walking skills including navigation, what to carry, dressing appropriately and dealing with difficult conditions. Good walking, good food, good fun.


Please note transport is not included, please discuss with your leader who will if required advise you of any additional cost.


Indoor accommodation is provided at the Centenary Building, Ravengill Campsite, Commondale, North Yorkshire Moors on a first come first served basis. Camping is also available for later bookings.


Outdoor Leisure 26 North Yorks Moors Western Area. (OL26)


Participants must have a basic understanding of route planning, route cards, map reading, compass work and be fit enough to complete a challenging walk. A refresher course of these basic skills should be given by Explorer Leaders prior to the event.

Bookings and Payments

Complete and return your signed PC form to explorer leaders together with £45.00 (non refundable) payable to Humberside County Scout Council before 25th October 2018. This event is limited to a maximum of 40 explorers so don't delay!!

Kit List

  • Sleeping equipment: Sleeping bag etc
  • Washing Equipment / Towel. You will brush your teeth!
  • Wet Weather gear: Waterproofs, trousers & jacket, gaiters if wanted.
  • Walking boots suitable for a couple of days in the hills, a change of footwear for indoors.
  • Walking Trousers/Scout trousers. No Jeans, no jogging bottoms.
  • Layers of warm clothes, including thermals.
  • Woolly hats, gloves, buff etc
  • Lots of spare clothes
  • Water bottles / Flasks
  • Head Torch & spare batteries
  • Maps OS Explorer North Yorkshire Moors Western Area OL26 / Map bag
  • Compass
  • Digital watch with stop watch facility
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Packed lunches and drinks containers for two days on the hills
  • Emergency rations ie. jelly babies, mars bars (not to be opened unless required).
  • Rucksac, 25-30L minimum

If you require more gear, you will need a bigger bag, remember you carry it 

Information for Leaders

Please collect permission forms and payment. Complete group booking form and email to Mike Connor at as soon as possible. On confirmation of places send payments to Mike Connor, 10 Park View, Finchale Avenue, Billingham, TS23 2EX. Though not essential you are more than welcome to attend with your explorers.

Adult Training Opportunity

There will also be an opportunity for some leaders to join an adult training group to practice / update hillwalking skills. If interested in the adult training group please get in touch with Mike Connor.


Mobile: 07833468880

Please ensure that your DC is informed that you are taking part in this event, you are responsible for ensuring a NANform has been completed and you have ‘In Touch’ (FS120075) in place.


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