Walking Scheme

Learn to make an adventure out of walking

Fresh air, beautiful views and good exercise - discover them all with our Walking Scheme

Walking with girls is an adventure. Whether you're orienteering through fields or rambling across hills, it's a chance to discover the natural world, exercise and spend time together.

These courses will develop your skills so that you can lead fun walking expeditions that will build girls' and young women's confidence, as well as giving them time out in the open air to think and recharge.

What will I learn?

There are three levels to Girlguiding's Walking Scheme, and which you can take depends on your existing skills and experience. Each level trains you so that you can walk in new, more challenging locations.

Walking Scheme Level 1 - will give you the skills and knowledge to take your girls walking in lowland country, including urban and rural environments, nature trails, tracks and paths through local woods, fields and recreational areas.

Walking Scheme Level 2 - will enable you to take girls on walks in non-mountainous countryside, in areas that are typically no more than 600 metres above sea level.

Walking Scheme Level 3 - will help you take girls on walks in remote country anywhere in the UK - excluding steep slopes, rocky ground, scree, loose rock and exposed ridges.

This qualification is open to anyone who is interested in supporting girls and young women to do walking activities. You do not have to be a Girlguiding member.

Download the Walking Scheme

The Walking Scheme is free to download so you can get started right now.

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Carl Haberl

Carl Haberl

Girlguiding's Walking Technical Adviser

I've worked with female outdoor mountain and adventure guides all over the world, and most of them told me how Girlguiding gave them the passion for adventure and discovery which ultimately led them to do what they do now. So I recommend taking these opportunities to introduce girls and young women to the great outdoors – you never know where it will lead!