Sunday, 29 April 2012

Scrambling in The Peak District


Scrambling in The Peak District
Yes it's official!  With the Publication by Cicerone of a new guide to scrambles in the Peak there is sure to be a surge of interest in scrambling.  We at Peak Navigation Courses and Mountain House have been leading people up various scrambles over the years as part of our navigation courses and guided walks.

Scrambling?
Scrambling is great fun and occupies that area between hill walking and rock climbing. At its easiest (grade 1 scrambles) it requires the occasional use of hands to move between boulders or up rock slabs, whilst at its hardest (grade 3 scrambles) are easy rock climbs. The scrambles that we are offering to lead and supervise are all either grade 1 or grade 2 scrambles that do not routinely require the use of a safety rope. That said, our qualified leaders will carry safety equipment in case anyone has trouble or finds themselves lacking in confidence.

These are all day itineraries starting at 10am and aiming to finish around 4.30pm.  Please come equipped wearing walking boots and with waterproofs, warm clothes, packed lunch and enough to drink.

Should the weather not be suitable for safe scrambling then we will offer an alternative itinerary on the day.

All of these days will involve some hill walking getting to and between scrambles, all of which will involve some steep slopes and possibly boggy ground.

Saturday 6th June
Scrambles on the north side of Kinder (Ashop Clough)

Sunday 24th June
Scrambles on the south side of Bleaklow

Sunday 7th July
Big scrambles – Big day out on Kinder Scout

Sunday 4th August
Scrambles on the north side of Bleaklow Pt.1

Sunday 12th August
Scrambles on the north side of Bleaklow Pt.2

Sunday 18th August
Scrambles from Crowden