Advanced Navigation – Peak District – White Peak

£175.00

Advanced Courses are two days and cost £175.00 (course only)

The Advanced Navigation Course is ideal if you are comfortable with navigation in moderate terrain and poor weather, but want to move onto more challenging terrain and feel safe if caught in more severe weather conditions.

Choose a course date to suit you:

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Description

Course Description

You want to learn

  • To refine the most advanced navigational techniques with a map and compass
  • Perfect your micro navigation
  • Navigate over the most difficult terrain in the worst weather, with no visibility and scarce features
  • Estimate and convert bearing and coordinates
  • Understand night navigation techniques
  • Be able to search for others and conduct self recovery
  • Move safely with groups
  • Practice emergency procedures with a group and know what to do in an emergency.

Location

The White Peak is the lower, southern part of the Peak District in England. In contrast to the Dark Peak, the underlying limestone is not capped by impervious millstone grit, so caves and dry river valleys are common features of the area. The soils are poor and calcareous, creating grazing land for both sheep and cattle.

Broadly speaking, the White Peak covers the Staffordshire Peaks, the Cheshire Peaks around Macclesfield and the Derbyshire Peaks from the Hope Valley southwards. The White Peak is one of 159 national character areas defined by Natural England; their defined area covers an area of 52,860 hectares (204 sq mi) and includes the area approximately bounded by Buxton, Castleston, Matlock, Wirksworth and Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Accommodation

Ladybower Inn

The Ladybower Inn is a quint stone gastro pub by the picturesque Ladybower reservoir in Derbyshire.  A perfect location to walk out from and enjoy the White Peak rolling hills, dry stone walls, and famous stanage rock climbing crags. Not far from the beautiful villages of Bamford and Hathersage, this pub has seven en-suite rooms in a relaxing setting.

When booking simply quote “Ultimate Navigation School” for a special room rate.

This hotel is where the course will start from and end at each day, so is an ideal location.

Map – The Ladybower Innis a fantastic location to walk out to the White Peak

If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – The Old Hall Hotel

Additional information

Weekend

February 1st – 2nd 2020

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