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Type:Guided Walking

Based in Bamford, Hope Valley
S33 0AX
Peakguide Beginners


The aim of Peakguide is to provide guided walks in the Peak District for those people who enjoy the countryside but want to build confidence in navigation, discover the natural world around them and to escape some of the stresses of modern life. It is not aimed at those wanting qualifications in navigation or ecology or strength-sapping SAS training but rather members of the general public who simply want to improve their route-finding skills, knowledge of the countryside and enjoy the outdoors. You are guaranteed a high-quality service with Peakguide as the group size is small and the walk can be adapted to the needs of the participants.

‘Map-reading for beginners’ is a half-day session for people who enjoy being in the countryside and would like to explore different areas but have little experience of reading maps. It will help you gain confidence in basic map-reading skills including understanding map symbols, finding out where you're allowed to walk and working out how long your walk should take. Maps are provided for the session.

‘Navigation and Compass Skills’ is a full-day session on the moors where you'll cover map-reading skills, use a compass to take bearings from the map and the landscape, make accurate timings and understand contours. It’s for those who would like to explore newer, more remote areas but know that compass skills are needed for when the mist comes down.

Love nature and being outside? Try one of our 'Dark Peak Explorer’ walks - either a half-day easy ramble or a full-day moorland outing.  Let an experienced guide show you the stunning landscape the Peak District. On the way you'll discover how to recognise the animals and plants of the uplands and learn how they survive. You'll understand the part humans have played in the history of the area and find out about the role this unique landscape plays in the fight against climate change. ID guides are provided for the day.


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Guide Prices

'Map Reading for Beginners' (Half day): £40 per person (minimum 2 people)
'Navigation and Compass Skills'(Full day): £60 per person (minimum 2 people)
'Dark Peak Explorer'(Half Day): £40 per person (minimum 2 people)
'Dark Peak Explorer' (Full Day): £50 per person (minimum 2 people)

One-to-one guided walks are also available - send enquiry. Maps, compasses and ID guides are provided for the relevant days. (NB: Over 18s only and no dogs).


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