News 2012

Title: Trail Walk Leader Scheme Information Day
Date: 10/12/2012
Trail Walk Leader Scheme Information Day

10 December 2012

Trail Walk Leader Scheme – Information Day

Sport HQ December 4th 2012

Mountaineering Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of the new Trail Walk Leader Scheme in 2013. We invited over 100 stake holders to join us at Sport HQ for an information day on the scheme on December 4th. The objective was to not only to introduce the scope and syllabus to interested parties but also to invite feedback to be included in the final development stages of the scheme. The event was well attended with representatives from several regional Leader Schemes, the HSE, The Irish Heart Foundation, sports partnerships, County Councils and others. This scheme is designed to meet the needs of those leading groups who are taking their first steps in countryside walking. The scope of the terrain is limited to well-worn paths or tracks and the scheme bridges a gap which was open at a level below the BOS Walking Group Leader Award. Mountaineering Ireland will be piloting the scheme with several Senior Providers in early 2013 with a view to launching it in the Spring.