Night Navigation – Peak District – Dark Peak


Night Navigation Courses are two nights and cost £175.00 (course only)

The Night Navigation Course is ideal if you are comfortable with navigating in difficult terrain in bad weather during the day, but want to perfect the more advanced techniques for use moving safely at night. This is ideal if you want to do challenging winter routes with a walk in or out in the dark, are a Mountain Rescue team member who wants to perfect night navigation techniques, or you want to feel comfortable in case you are benighted.

Categories: , SKU: Ni-N-P-DP


Course Description

You want to learn

  • Night micro navigation and estimating distances, heights and slopes
  • Safe moving at night over difficult terrain
  • Practice techniques for operating at night
  • Using small features to micro navigate in the dark and severe weather conditions
  • Emergencies and special considerations for groups at night.(We recommend staying locally to your course venue as fatigue may make driving afterwards unsafe.)


The beautiful Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and is the site of the first mass trespass in 1932, opening up the hills for everyone as the start of the right to roam. So it really is the birth of hill walking in the UK! Its 555 square miles is split to the north by the rugged Dark Peak, and to the south to the gentler, rolling and stunning White Peak. The Dark Peak is ideal for navigation training. Famous areas such as Bleaklow and Kinder Scout offer wild and remote terrain, often with large expanses of featureless moor so your instructor can really help you hone your micro navigation. From gritstone crags, to reservoirs and wide cloughs and grouphs, the Dark Peak provides you a fantastic mix of terrain upon which to learn navigation at all levels, and right where it all started!


Windy Harbour Farm Hotel

The Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, situated in a rural location just outside Glossop, in Derbyshire. With views over the Woodhead and Longdendale we are in an unrivalled position on the edge of the Peak District. Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, in Glossop, is a family owned business offering a warm welcome, home cooked food and a well stocked bar often serving speciality cask ales. Our twin and double rooms, all en-suite, are each individually furnished.

When booking simply quote “Ultimate Navigation School” for a special room rate. This hotel is where the course will start from and end at each day, so is an ideal location. BOOK NOW

Map – The Windy Harbour is ideally suited to walk out onto Bleaklow and the Dark Peak

If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – Wind in the Willows

Additional information


March 20th – 21st 2020


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