Skills for the Hills 

We organise a variety of courses and workshops to help you improve your skills for getting out in the hills. As well as scheduled sessions for groups, we also provide sessions for individuals or small private groups which we can tailor to meet your needs. 

If you can't see what you are looking for below, please get in touch to discuss your needs. 

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24th July 2022

Navigation Skills for Trail and Fell Runners

Full day course to improve your navigational knowledge and skills

A full day of learning navigation skills, including route planning, use of map and compass, technological aids, judging pace and distance, and mitigating risks.

After a short theoretical session, the majority of the day will be spent learning and practicing navigation out on the ground in a variety of terrain.

There will be maximum student to tutor ration of 4:1 to ensure everyone gets a high level of attention and has their own needs addressed.

The exact location, which will be somewhere in the Peak District, will be informed by where participants are travelling from, and will be confirmed a week prior to the event.

Price is £50 per person.

For more information email us at

Spaces are limited.


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12th to 14th August 2022

The Peak Running Weekender 2022

The legendary weekender is back for more fun on the fells!

Come and join us for our legendary weekender; spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Back by popular demand after three successful years of "weekenders", we'll be staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate. You’ll be able to take part in a fell race, enjoy stunning guided trail runs and a host of additional inspiring activities, all within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Guided runs taking in some of the best countryside in England
​Entry to Peak Running's Hob Hurst's Fell Race
​A range of inspiring activities throughout the weekend, including workshops and talks, relating to running & lifestyle
​Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley

Bookings for 2022 now OPEN

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Next date TBC

Fell Running Skills

Group coaching session and guided fell run

Want to try fell running but not sure where to start? Scared you’ll end up lost, last, or flat on your face?

Led by our coaching team, who have many years of fell running experience themselves, this practical session is for those new to fell running. It includes a guided run on a classic village fell race route and lots of information, advice and coaching input.

During the session, which lasts around 3 hours, we cover:
• Top tips on the up-hills and downhills
• Chance to practice your footwork skills over lots of fell running terrain
• Demos and explanation of Fell Running Association (FRA) minimum kit and fell shoes
• Explanations of race categories and which are right for your ability level
• Basic navigation skills
• The chance to have a go at a classic village fell race route of approximately 5-miles (8km) in a non-competitive environment with knowledgeable leaders and a friendly group!

If you have any queries, please contact us at


70p from each booking is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation to support the #70kfor70 campaign