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A Glorious Night Out!

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A Glorious Night Out! The weather over the past weekend was one of forecasts for heavy rain and flooding across the country. Amidst this Peak Navigation Courses still managed to run a successful night navigation course that was acclaimed as brilliant by the students attending!
“Thanks for last nights night nav session. Really enjoyed it!” Ashley Dawson
The night navigation courses are really designed for people who already have good navigation skills and are able to use a map and compass to cross open moorland. What they aim to achieve is to introduce the necessary strategies to cope in poor visibility simulating what happens should the mist come down or should you get caught out after darkness. Hopefully the course will leave students confident to get out and practice for themselves (practice makes perfect!).
The course we run starts at 6.30pm during the winter months and involves a practical session of around three hours. Conditions last Saturday were some of the most challenging that w…

Map Reading and Navigation Courses make great Christmas Presents!

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Map Reading and Navigation Courses make great Christmas Presents!
Peak Navigation Courses run map reading and navigation courses throughout the year.Our peak demand season is the months of January, February and March. This is due to a variety of reasons: New Years resolutions to get fit or get out walking; people wanting to learn navigation ahead of a walking holiday planned as their summer holiday;and people in receipt of our courses as a Christmas present.
What a great idea giving a Map Reading and Navigation Course as a Christmas present!
Here’s a list of our courses:

First Steps to Map Reading and Navigation£40 A 1 day course, which will set you up with the basics of using a map and compass over easy open moorland.

An Introduction to Moorland Navigation£40 A 1 day course, designed for people who have done some walking, which will enable you to use a map and compass to navigate over open moorland.



Night / Poor Visibility Navigation   £15           Trying to find your way when the mist come…

Map Reading and Navigation Courses in The Derbyshire Peak District.

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Map Reading and Navigation Courses in The Derbyshire Peak District.

Being able to read a map and to navigate gives you the freedom to plan your own routes and give up using books of walks.Scouring the map finding places of interest then planning your own route is so much more rewarding than following a book! Take for example Bamford Moor in the Peak District, it has two stone circles but no path marked on the map to either of them.If you know how to read a map you can make a fabulous circuit from Ladybower’s Heatherdene car park and visit them with stunning views over the reservoirs, Win Hill and the Derwent Valley.


Peak Navigation Courses run two introductory level Map Reading and Navigation Courses that will leave you equipped for planning and undertaking such a route:
1st Steps to Map Reading and Navigation A Day courses taking you from the very basics of map reading with a mixture of classroom sessions and two walks one through fields and the other over easy moorland.

An Introduction t…