"Goodbye getting lost and hello new adventures

 

Summary:

If you want to learn how to navigate or improve your skills in navigation around our country's beautiful landscapes, we can help. We will teach you map and compass skills, pacing and timing techniques, as well as other essential skills to get you from A to B.

What you'll learn...
  • Map scales
  • Grid systems and features
  • Compass skills
  • Route planning
  • Pacing and timings
  • Equipment selection
Who's it for?

For those who want to learn basic navigation skills to keep themselves safe whilst hiking or to further some navigation knowledge. No previous experience needed, Course is open to 14+  

Kit needed:

A kit list will be provided prior to starting the course.

​Itinerary:

Here we will brief you on the days activity whilst having a free brew and biscuit. From here we will set off into the hills for an exciting days learning. We sometimes we use areas further away from our centre so you can get the most out of your course, therefore some transport is advantageous.  However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. We aim to be finished around 4:30pm.

How to book:

To book its super simple, we have 'Open Courses' which run regularly throughout the year on set dates. Just select which date works for you and book online below. 

If these dates don't suit, then you can simply add a new 'Open Course' to be run on a date which suits you better! This will become a new 'Open Course' and will populate a new date on to our 'open course' list and others can join in.  

If you'd rather have us all to yourself, select 'Book Privately' and we will run this course completely private and bespoke to you, on the date you request. We simply add a small 'private booking fee' (£40) and need a minimum of 2 people to book.

Any questions at all please don't hestitate to Contact us


FAQ's

We are based in Upper Hulme in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands area of the west side of the Peak District. The medieval market town of Leek is no further than a 5min drive down the road and has plenty of super markets, pubs and shops to explore. 20 mins in the other direction and you arrive in the historical town of Buxton again full of shops, museums, cinema and a theatre. 

If you're struggling to find somewhere to lay your head after a busy day out on the rock, we can recommend these places to get you started. All are within walking distance of our centre and are set in stunning locations.

Hen Cloud Campsite - http://www.roachestearooms.co.uk/camping.html

Hazel Barrow Campsite - https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=14236

Field house cottage - https://www.fhcottagepeakdistrict.co.uk/

Roaches bunk house - https://www.roachesbunkhouse.com/thebunkhouse

Premier Inn Leek - https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/staffordshire/leek/leek-town-centre.html

Leek Apartments - https://holidayhomes-staffordshire.co.uk/

Rudyard Luxury Lodges - https://luxurylodgestays.co.uk/locations/peak-district/

Yes! We we have loads of maps and compasses you can use and also sell them in our Shop. We are ahppy to supply you relevant materials for your course however can't supply water proofs and walking boots etc. We will email a comprehensive kit list to you prior to starting. 


Open Courses

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  • Saturday 1st June, 2024

  • Saturday 29th June, 2024

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  • Saturday 27th July, 2024

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  • Saturday 24th August, 2024

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  • Saturday 21st September, 2024

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  • Saturday 19th October, 2024


Booking Options

  • Add a new 'open course' date

    Add your own open course! Select the date you'd like a course to run and this will create a new course above so other can join in.

    BOOK NOW
  • Book Privately

    Click the button below to show our calendar of availability and have us all to yourself! If you can't find a date available just contact us! 

    BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION

Instructors and insurance

All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.

MT AMI
Gift cards / Course bundles

Our Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion!

We also offer course bundles which allows you to Gift card more than one course to your loved one.

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How to Find Us

Based within the Staffordshire Moorlands part of Peak District National Park, just below the iconic Roaches; we have some of the best rock climbing and hiking venues the UK has to offer within walking distance of our centre. Situated 5 minutes up the road in Upper Hulme from the local town of Leek, getting to us couldn't be easier. With parking, toilets, free hot drinks and wifi our climbing school couldn't be a better place to start your journey.

01538 300174

info@peakclimbingschool.co.uk

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Upper Hulme Mill, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY