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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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27th January 2023

Navigation Skills for Trail and Fell Runners

A day spend learning and practicing key skills for navigating on the run

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.

We also run NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) course at Bronze and Silver level which lead to an accredited qualification.

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

If you're interested in this course but we don't currently have a date that suits please get in touch.

Open for bookings soon

£65

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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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2 day course: Sat 30th & Sun 31st March 2024

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

Open for bookings soon

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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2 day course: Sat 13th & Sun 14th April 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 requires 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 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

Open for bookings soon

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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