Monday, March 31, 2014

NNAS Bronze Award navigation skills course
29 & 30 March 2014
Malham, Yorkshire Dales

Just returned from running this 2-day course in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, centred in the village of Malham. Not only did everyone significantly improve their map, compass, navigation and hill skills, but we also explored the stunning landscapes of Malham - Malham Cove, Janet's Foss, Weets Top, Kirkby Fell, Iron Age settlements and walls, 350 million year old limestone, old mines, monastic guideposts... plus we based the course from the brilliant Lister Arms at Malham.

For more information about our courses visit our website

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NNAS Gold Training Course - Swaledale

15th & 16th March 2014

The high moors and fells above Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Challenging conditions with 40 - 50mph winds, dense mist at times and complex terrain. Great for learning nav skills though. 

This is as challenging as navigation gets, but very rewarding.

The mist photo - we followed a bearing for 1.6km across the moors into 40mph winds with peat hags and deep groughs (water-cut channels through the peat), and hit the Trig Point bang on!

If you want to get your navigation skills up to a very high standard, visit our website

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Map Reading course
Grassington, Yorkshire Dales
12th March 2014

What a beautiful day; clear and crisp, bright sunshine, pleasantly warm and a stunning sunset. Great group of people as well, who all improved their map, compass and hill skills over the course of the day.

If you would like to improve your map skills, have a look at our website HERE

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Walking Weekenders

The sociable way to enjoy the Great Outdoors!

Forget apps and route sharing, social hiking is back to how it should be - sociable and fun!

Peak District: 4th - 6th April
Based from the beautiful Derbyshire village of Hayfield, set beneath the dramatic Kinder Scout. ONLY 7 places left!

Yorkshire Dales: 11th - 13th July NEW DATE
There really is nowhere more beautiful than Swaledale in summer, and the Bridge Inn is a fantastic pub with great food and beer! 16 places left

Snowdonia: 12th - 14th September
This weekend is based from Capel Curig, in the heart of the Snowdonia mountains. Let us guide you to the summit of Snowdon or the Glyders! The Bryn Tyrch Inn is one of Snowdonia’s finest. ONLY 11 places left!

Lake District: 10th - 12th October
What can I say?! Coniston has a lovely setting and the Black Bull Hotel has its own brewery - what a great combination! With routes up the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and around Tarn Hows  this will be a Lakeland weekend to remember. ONLY 15 places left!

Friday evening ‘icebreaker’ social pub evening, Saturday evening Pub Quiz Night, guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, Goodie Bag, T-shirt, £10 TeamWalking Discount Voucher, 15% off Cotswold Outdoors, use of our Berghaus waterproof clothing, enjoyable and sociable weekend!

Availability correct as of 14/03/14

ONLY £65 for the weekend!

More info? Click HERE

I look forward to meeting you

Mark Reid

Sunday, March 02, 2014

NNAS 'Straight to Silver' navigation skills course
21st - 23rd February 2014
Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

NNAS Straight to Silver nav skills course at Buckden. On Friday we did a lowland walk around Buckden, Cray and Hubberholme. On Saturday, we went up onto Yockenthwaite Moor, an amazing landscape of peat hags and moorland with an hour and a half of night navigation down off the fell. Then on Sunday we got to the top of Buckden Pike in 60mph winds and horizontal rain. Funnily enough, we didn't see any other walkers during the 3 days....! It was the sort of weather that would make you normally decide to stay indoors or do a short walk to a cafe, but as it was a navigation skills course, and quite an advanced one at that, we went up to 700 metres in a storm. And very exhilarating it was too! My new Mountain Equipment Lhotse jacket stood up to what Mother Nature could throw at us quite admirably, and the hood was particularly good at keeping the stinging rain out of my eyes.

More information about our range of navigation and hill skills courses: TeamWalking