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 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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Thursday 20th June 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #01

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This is the first workshop in the Explore and Learn series. In this session we'll be covering understanding maps & where you can go, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Thursday 4th July 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #02

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This is the second workshop in the Explore and Learn series. In this session we'll be covering planning & following routes using a map, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Thursday 18th July 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #03

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This is the third workshop in the Explore and Learn series. In this session we'll be covering practicing your navigation skills, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st July

Secret Camp Out Wild Camping Experience

Join Matt (the Mountain Bear) and Brooksie on a mini wild camping adventure

An opportunity to experience authentic and responsible wilderness ‘wild camping’ in safe hands. And perhaps build confidence to head out on your own overnight adventures and/or take part in events like the 'OMM' that involve an overnight camp.

As well as experiencing a night eating, socialising and sleeping in nature, lots of info and tips will be shared on planning multi-day backpacking adventures, including tops tips on things like kit, sustenance, staying safe and leaving no trace.

We have a great location lined up and agreed with the landowner, with just a short drive from Derby city to the nearest parking. But, in true wilding camping style, we’ll be keeping the exact place a secret except for those joining the adventure.

Limited to 12 places

£30

Places are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment

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Thursday 1st August 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #04

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This is the fourth workshop in the Explore and Learn series. In this session we'll be covering safety on the trails, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Thursday 15th August 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #05

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This is the fifth workshop in the Explore and Learn series. In this session we'll be covering building fitness to run on the trails, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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2 day course: Sat 17th & Sun 18th August 2024

NNAS Silver Navigator Course (2 days)

Map reading and navigation course for those with little or no previous experience.

The Silver National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award for runners or walkers. (Conducted at walking pace).

It is an intermediate level course that teaches the skills required to step off well trodden paths and use landscape features, together with a compass and other techniques to follow a route. It is aimed at people that have either already completed the Bronze Navigator award or already have some navigation experience on routes using defined paths.

For the full Silver Navigator award syllabus please see the NNAS website. The NNAS Silver Navigator award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

This course is split over 2 days and the maximum tutor to participant ratio is 1:6

It will be held in the Peak District National Park, and being a very practical course will be entirely outdoors. The exact location will be advised to participants ahead of the course.

For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

Open soon, email us to reserve a place.

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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Thursday 22nd August 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #06

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This workshop is part of the Explore and Learn series. We'll be covering mastering running on hills, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Thursday 29th August 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Workshop #07

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

This workshop is part of the Explore and Learn series. We'll be covering mastering running on rough and slippery ground, aimed at people interested in walking and running.

These sessions are delivered by our highly qualified team; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and learning skills than having a hard work-out. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Next date TBC

Navigation Skills for Runners & Walkers

A day spent learning and practicing key skills for navigating on the move.

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 6:1 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 £65 per person.

Note: we also run NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) courses at Bronze and Silver level which lead to an accredited qualification. This course can be done as an alternative to the Bronze course (without gaining the qualification) if you would like to go straight to the Silver (intermediate) level qualification.

For more information or to enquire about future dates, email info@peakrunning.co.uk

£65

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2 day course: Next dates to be confirmed

NNAS Bronze Navigator Course (2 days)

Map reading and navigation course for those with little or no previous experience.

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award for runners or walkers. (Conducted at walking pace).

It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. For the full Bronze Navigator award syllabus please see the NNAS website. The NNAS Bronze Navigator award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

This course is split over 2 days and the maximum tutor to participant ratio is 1:6

It will be held in the Peak District National Park, and being a very practical course will be entirely outdoors. The exact location will be advised to participants ahead of the course.

For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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Future dates coming soon

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 info@peakrunning.co.uk

Future dates coming soon

£19.70

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

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