Sunday, December 15, 2019

Contours Navigation Course

Contours Navigation Course
Kilnsey, Yorkshire Dales
March 2019

A day spent getting to grips with contours as the prime method of navigation. The moors and fells above Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales are perfect, with complex contour features, sink holes (represented by ring contours) and dry valleys. The highlight was Dowkabottom Cove, a deep cave where prehistoric burials have been found


Map Reading course, Yorkshire Dales

Map Reading course
Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
August 2019

Photos from our 1-day Map Reading course at Kettlewell, in the Yorkshire Dales.

Our courses the key skills you need to plan, follow and enjoy your own walks in the Yorkshire Dales.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Winter Backpacking in the Lake District

Winter Backpacking Weekend
Coniston to Great Langdale, Lake District
30th Nov / 1st Dec 2019

A wonderful weekend of frosty mornings, clear blue skies, wonderful sunsets and -4 degrees C in a tent! we walked from Coniston to Great Langdale via Hole Rake, Tilberthwaite, Cathedral Quarry, Little Langdale and Blea Tarn, and then spent the evening at the fantastic Sticklebarn Tavern (who have CO2 amounts for each item on their menu). On Sunday, after a very frosty start, we headed back via Great Langdale, Colwith Force and Tarn Hows.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Advanced Navigation Skills

Advanced Navigation Skills
1-day course, November 2019
Barbon Fells, Yorkshire Dales

A day spent using contours as the prime method of navigation. Also, focus on strategies, decision making and appropriate use of the compass


Winter Wild Camping Weekend

Winter Wild Camping Weekend
Kentmere, Lake District
November 2019

A wild, wet and cold weekend in the Far Eastern Fells, with a wonderful group of people. We headed to a remote bothy for the long, dark evening round a lovely warm fireside, where we ate pouch-meals by head-torch and played cards by the stove.