Category Archives: navigation

Navigating when it’s Grim

Teaching navigation skills in bad weather is a good thing… …and the last week has been particularly “grim”.  Cold, windy days with the Peak District hills hidden away under a heavy blanket of low cloud.  Normally, running in these conditions … Continue reading

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Navigationally Challenged

The only pre-requisite for attending the Navigation Training course was to successfully find the venue. So things didn’t start well when my phone rang:… “Dave, can you tell us where to go? our Sat Nav’s taken us the wrong way!” … Continue reading

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Grey Festive Days

Christmas week, bleak. Not the bleak mid-winter of tales and imagination with deep snow and icy winds, the landscape frozen in nature’s frigid grasp. Just wet, windy, dark.  Incessant rain, water levels rising. High water Days that didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Fog on the Hills

Some days, running in the Peak District requires map and compass skills. Some mornings I draw back the curtains to reveal cobalt blue skies. Today was one of the former.  After a hard race yesterday I had planned a steady … Continue reading

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Dark Peak Fell Runners Navigation Course

Navigation for Fell Runners A small group of Dark Peak Fell Runners met at the Woodhead Mountain Rescue barn for an intensive day learning navigation skills.  It was a lovely autumn morning, the weather bright and sunny – nice for … Continue reading

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Burbage Moor Navigation

On days when I don’t want to run too far I prefer to practice my navigation skills.  Burbage Moor is a small area of moorland close to Sheffield that is relatively flat with few features and so offers a challenge … Continue reading

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