You will enjoy
- One four hour fun walk with navigation tips and map reading
- See some interesting and beautiful Peak District views and hear about some of its secrets
- Learn some top tips for easy, safe, map reading while enjoying a nice friendly walk
- Ask any navigation questions you wish
- De-mystify how to use a compass
- Meet fellow hill lovers for a walk and a chat.
You will need to bring
- Waterproof Jacket and trousers
- Wear walking books and wear walking trousers and top
- A warm fleece layer, hat and gloves
- A small rucksack, a drink and snack
- An OS 1:25,000 OL 1 Dark Peak Map and compass if you want to learn some navigation tips
- Terms and conditions and equipment lists are available on our website.
The beautiful Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and is the site of the first mass trespass in 1932, opening up the hills for everyone as the start of the right to roam. So it really is the birth of hill walking in the UK and the ideal place to learn some map reading tips and be shown how to use a compass.
The Peak District National Park is 555 square miles is split to the north by the stunning Dark Peak, and to the south to the gentler, rolling and lower White Peak.
The Dark Peak is ideal for navigation training. Famous areas such as Bleaklow and Kinder Scout offer everything from gentle terrain and easy paths like the Pennine Way, to striking rock features and aircraft wrecks to find, up to large expanses of featureless moor for advanced courses. The Peak District also has some stunning walks and a varied and interesting history, full of secrets and surprises to make hill walking a lifting and calming experience absorbing its natural rugged beauty. The Dark Peak provides you a fantastic mix of terrain upon which to learn navigation at all levels, and right where hill walking all started!
Windy Harbour Farm Hotel
Thinking of making a weekend of it and staying in the Peak District? You can drive to and from our fun days and there’s no need to stay over, unless you want to enjoy the area after your walk. The Windy Harbour Farm Hotel is situated in a rural location just outside Glossop, in Derbyshire. With views over the Woodhead and Longdendale we are in an unrivalled position on the edge of the Peak District. Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, in Glossop, is a family owned business offering a warm welcome, home cooked food and a well stocked bar often serving speciality cask ales.
Our twin and double rooms, all en-suite, are each individually furnished.
When booking simply quote “Ultimate Navigation School” for a special room rate.
This hotel is close to most of our walks and so is an ideal location.
Map – The Windy Harbour is ideally suited to walk out onto Bleaklow and the Dark Peak
If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – Wind in the Willows