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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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Howden Reflections

Not a breath of wind disturbed the surface of Howden Reservoir. Reflections on Howden Reservoir The air was cold and still, the glassy water mirroring the trees and hills on either bank, the sky a pale blue showing through the milk of … Continue reading

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Fell Running: Edale Skyline

The Edale Skyline is a tough fell race covering over 20 miles of rough terrain above the Edale valley in the Peak District. Taking place early in the season it is unreliable in terms of weather conditions, some years warm and … 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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