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Walking, training and qualification assessment weekend – 30 October-1 November 2020

Starts: Fri 30 Oct 2020 12:00 am
Ends: Sun 01 Nov 2020 12:00 am

What? The walking weekend for anyone wanting to develop their walking skills or enjoy some walks
When? 30 October-1 November 2020
Where? Osmotherley Youth Hostel, North Yorkshire
Who for? Adult members or other adults supporting walking in Girlguiding. Young Leaders or Rangers aged 16 upwards.
How much? £110 for levels 1 & 2 (of which £36 will be the non-refundable deposit); £100 for social walking (of which £33 will be the non-refundable deposit)

Girlguiding North East England is holding its annual autumn walking weekend in North Yorkshire and we are looking forward to welcoming you to develop your skills in leading walks. All members of Girlguiding from Rainbows upwards can enjoy getting out into the countryside, and if you develop your skills, the girls in your units will benefit.

The weekend will offer level 1 training and assessment in a weekend, level 2 training, and level 2 assessment. Or you may wish to use the hostel as a base to plan your own ‘social’ walks with others, or we can probably provide a walk leader for the social walks. We are also offering Water Safety training on the Friday afternoon if enough people are able to attend. This is compulsory for all levels of the Girlguiding walking scheme, though only needs to be done once to count for all levels.  If you wish to attend for level 2 assessment you must already have attended a level 2 training weekend. Rangers or Young Leaders aged 16+ can take part in the training for levels 1 or 2, but you cannot use it as a leader until you reach the age of 18.

Osmotherley is on the western edge of the North York Moors, so has good access to moorland for Level 2 training and assessment, but closer to the village there are lovely walks in woods and fields for those doing level 1. There is even a teashop in the village for those looking for refreshment after their social walks.

The price of the weekend includes 2 nights’ accommodation indoors at Osmotherley Youth Hostel and all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime. Transport to and from the event is not included but lifts to/from Northallerton Station should be possible. Please contact the North East England office if you would like to arrange this. If you want to join the social walking group but cannot arrive until Saturday morning please contact the North East England office who will see if that can be arranged with the hostel. The cost would be £55 for one night’s accommodation and meals plus two days of walks.


If you would like to do the level 1 or 2 training or assessment, you will need to supply your own:


  • Copy of the Girlguiding Walking Scheme booklet, downloadable from the Girlguiding website.
  • OS map, number OL26 North York Moors (Western Area) plus map case or a waterproof version
  • Compass (e.g. Silva Expedition 4 Compass would be ideal, otherwise this must have 360o on it)
  • Level 2 participants will also need a headtorch suitable for finding the way in the dark (e.g. Petzl Tikkina)


Don’t forget your 20% GGUK discount in Cotswold and 10% in Go Outdoors.


Also if you are planning to use your qualification (levels 1 or 2) to train / supervise D of E groups you may be eligible to funding for the DofE Diamond Fund. Again the region office have details.


How to apply


Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.


You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.


For details of other events happening in the NEE region please view our events calendar here.


Because of the Youth Hostel booking conditions we need to confirm numbers several weeks in advance.  Therefore, the deadline for bookings will be 28 August 2020.  Late applications will then only be considered if the hostel has room and there are sufficient instructors to keep group sizes small.


If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.




Cote Ghyll Mill, Osmotherley, Northallerton, DL6 3AH

Terms and conditions


The full cost of the event is given in the event information and is to be paid at the time of booking.   Part of the full cost will be considered as a non-refundable deposit and this amount is also detailed in the event information.

Any applications made on line will be considered provisional until full payment is received and funds cleared.

A confirmation of booking will be issued by Girlguiding North East England.

Cancellation by Participant

Cancellation must be made via e-mail or in writing to the Girlguiding North East England office.

Deposits are non-refundable.

No refund will be made for bookings cancelled after the published closing date unless it is possible to fill the place.

Cancellation by Girlguiding North East England

Girlguiding North East England reserves the right to modify or cancel the event if unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event of cancellation a full refund of the event fee paid to Girlguiding North East England will be made to participants.

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Date: Fri 30 Oct 2020

Time: 12:00 am

Tickets Walking Weekend 2020 - Level 1 Training & Assessment
Price : £110.00
Walking Weekend 2020 - Level 2 Training
Price : £110.00
Walking Weekend 2020 - Level 2 Assessment
Price : £110.00
Walking Weekend 2020 - Social Walking
Price : £100.00

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