OCTOBER 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE
Welcome to our October 2020 COVID-19 Update. This explains our current provision. It also details the measures we have implemented to be able to run our activities as safely as possible. We hope it provides the reassurance you need to book with confidence, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any aspect of our course delivery.
The Current Situation
Both the national and international picture remain both complicated and challenging. We are aware of the balance between providing life enhancing adventures and managing the safety of participants.
In recent months we have continually developed our operating procedures and we feel confident our courses are as safe as is possible. We will never claim they can be totally risk free. Our aim is to take every step possible to minimise risk. We don’t take this responsibility lightly. Participant safety is at the heart of everything we do.
What’s On Offer?
All our UK courses and activities are running. We have made appropriate modifications to ensure our UK courses are as safe as possible and we are taking account of changes to government guidance and the developing medical knowledge about how COVID-19 is transmitted. We also adhere closely to any relevant advice from our professional organisations and awarding bodies.
Our COVID-19 Guarantee
We know as well as you that one of the biggest difficulties we all currently face is not knowing when things will change. Either you or us may need to change things at short notice. We want you to have the confidence to book a course with us without the risk of losing your payment.
Our guarantee is simple. If you are unable to proceed with your booking due to government restrictions related to Covid-19 or changes in your personal circumstances (such as travel bans, regional or national lockdowns or enforced self-isolation), we will offer you a refund or change of course date (whichever you prefer). We are applying this guarantee to all future bookings until the COVID-19 crisis is resolved.
How Are We Making Things As Safe As Possible?
All of our activities adhere to the government COVID Secure criteria regarding health, social distancing and hygiene. We are also accredited through the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard. This requires businesses to complete appropriate risk assessments and to undertake a self assessment process.
Our updated systems ensure good hygiene practices are in place during courses and that equipment is managed between courses to eliminate virus transmission risk. For our first aid courses we have changed many aspects of our delivery and yet feel confident we can still supply the top quality training experience we are known for.
All participants are required to complete a COVID-19 Medical Declaration before attending a course.
We Are Staying Flexible
Keeping a close watch on government guideline changes ensures we are ready to strengthen or relax measures at short notice. We are also adapting our practices according to any changes in scientific advice.
We Want You To Feel Confident
If you want access to any of our risk assessments please don’t hesitate to ask. These clarify the specific steps we are taking to minimise risk and we are more than happy to let you read any of them if you wish.
Adventures Are Still Out There To Be Enjoyed
Feedback from our clients over the summer and into autumn has been fantastic. They have reported feeling safe and comfortable and, above all, they are happy to be able to enjoy the mountains with us or benefit from our Tor Lea Training first aid courses.
They have also provided invaluable and constructive feedback and we have incorporated many of their recommendations into our delivery. We are all ears.
As we hope our October 2020 COVID-19 update highlights, we are ready to welcome you to any of our UK courses. Adventure is ready for you! Please do check out the details below for more information.
Why Choose Us?
Whether it's a chance to try a new activity or to hone your skills for something you already love doing. Whether alone or part of a family or large group. Whether for half a day or several days. Peak Mountaineering is an award winning outdoor activity provider and we'd love to help provide your next great adventure.
We have been delivering industry leading and award winning adventure activities for well over 15 years and our highly qualified and local staff are experts both in keeping you safe and in delivering your activities in a fun and friendly environment. We have listed details of some of our more popular activities below and more details on all our standard offerings are listed on our website here.
We are also experts in creating bespoke itineraries too. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have something in mind that isn't listed. We love a challenge! Similarly, do contact us if you want to chat through options. We would always rather be sure the chosen activities are right for your needs.
Family Days to Large Group Events
We love nothing more than sharing adventures with familiies, couples and singles, but every year we also deliver many events for corporate and stag and hen groups. All our activities are available for groups and we can also provide others on request. If you have a special requirement do ask. We also have some unique activities and challenges for you to try. Check out, amongst others, the details of our 'Curry in a Cave' or 'Derwent Dambusters Dash' for inspiration. The Peak District makes the perfect venue for everything from a celebration weekend to a sales conference. Even better, we have a superb relationship with many local accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes and transport providers. We can put together any package to suit your needs.
We honed our own climbing skills on the crags of the Peak District and would love nothing more than to share our passion with you. The Peak District is a climbers paradise and we have many thousands of gritstone and limestone climbs of all difficulty levels. We can cater for everyone from complete beginner to the highly experienced and for every group size and age. On our website here you'll find details of our scheduled courses but we can also offer bespoke itineraries.
This is a great activity for children and young at heart adults alike. It is a sort of outdoor caving that involves taking a rock hopping scrambly route through jumbles of gritstone boulders. It is great fun, very safe and it takes place in one of the most stunning of Peak District venues. Everyone that tries it loves it!
Abseiling is a fun and exciting activity suitable for all. As always, this is challenge by choice and all sessions are supervised by highly qualified instructors with great local knowledge. We have some great venues including old railway bridges and disused quarries - perfect for a personal challenge and also perfect for getting superb photographic evidence for your social media feeds!
Wow! Where do we start. The off road trails of the Peak District are amongst the very best in the world. Whether steep and technical singletrack or traffic free cycleways made on disused railways, we have something for every age, every skill level and every aspiration. Our mountain bike guides can hone your skills, show you the very best trails and keep you safe. We really love it and you will too. Our website includes details of our skills courses here but we deliver just as much private guided riding. We can cater for every mountain biking requirement.
The Peak District moorland, as well as being a stunning and wild haven, makes perfect terrain for learning navigation skills. Developing navigation skills, as well as being essential for safe mountain travel, is also great fun. Our skilled instructors will effortlessly guide you through the key skills and build up techniques at a speed to suit you. We offer courses for all skill and experience levels and all courses are certificated. Full details are on our website here.
We offer a range of watersports including paddleboarding, kayaking, rafting and tubing. All are suitable for beginners and varied age groups. Do get in touch to discuss your requirements.
If you are visiting the Peak District and want to take part in a completely free activity that will help leave the park better than you found it, we can help. We are very proud to be a partner of the Peak District National Park Foundation and we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Part of our commitment to taking care of this special place has been to set up a Litter Collection Equipment Loan Scheme to equip visitors who want to make a special contribution to the area. Please do consider taking part during your stay. Full details on the scheme are available on our website here.
Prices vary from £35 per person through to several hundred pounds for our longer itineraries. Please do check our website for specific activity costs.
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020
- Children welcome
- COVID-19 measures in place
- COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
- COVID-19 risk assessment completed
- Free Parking
- Accepts groups
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* We deliver courses throughout the year and operate both on weekdays and at weekends. Our website lists a selection of scheduled courses but we also run a broad range of bespoke itineraries. Please simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good5
- Rob DWakefield, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelExcellent and knowledgeable and fun instructionThursday, 29th October 2020I did the self rescue course. Paul was a great instructor and taught me lots of new skills and helped to better the rusty skills that I already had. Would deffinately recommend and hope to attend... Read full review
- JonesfiTrip Type:FamilyFantastic activity, super well organised and superb instruction.Saturday, 31st October 2020My 2 children aged 11 and 14 years and myself completed a morning of climbing and abseiling with Peak Mountaineering. This was a fantastic activity, felt really well organised, and delivered with... Read full review
- Meander503922Trip Type:Solo travelOutdoor 1st aidTuesday, 3rd November 2020This was my 3 yearly refresher in outdoor first aid. I have done the course before but it was still informative and built upon my past learning. Although Covid-19 made things complicated for a hands... Read full review
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Public Transport Directions
In line with our strong environmental ethos, we are extremely keen to encourage visitors to the Peak District to travel by public transport whenever possible. To help make this a practical option we will happily provide local transport to and from the course start point for attendees of our activities and courses.
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