De-mystify the art of navigation and experience an incredible underground boat adventure!
Region: Peak District National Park
Trip Type: Adventure
Max Group Size: 14
Grading: Easy to Moderate
Meet your guide at 08:30 am Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ
Begin your day of adventure learning to navigate in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Perfect for beginners, this navigation course provides a fun and easygoing environment to help you learn and improve the skills you need to navigate in the countryside – absolutely no previous outdoor experience is needed!
Under the guidance of your experienced Mountain Leader instructor, learn how to navigate in open countryside and feel confident finding your way in the great outdoors.
Ideal for anyone who has never navigated before and is wanting to learn how to read a map and use a compass – this course de-mystifies the art of navigation!
In no time at all, you’ll be confidently using your map and compass, walking on bearings, identifying features to keep you on track, and learning what to do if you are lost and how to relocate.
For lunch visit Eyam, one of the most famous of all Derbyshire’s villages, for a well-deserved break before heading off to a cavern in the spectacular Winnats Pass.
Set high above the village of Castleton, take a guided tour by boat through a 230 year old lead mine, Speedwell Cavern.
Enter through the hidden cave entrance, and descend 106 steps down into the depths of the mine for this incredible underground boat adventure.
200m below ground, through solid limestone tunnels carved out by courageous miners, journey through the network of natural caverns and underground rivers discovering the secrets of this 18th century lead mine.
Enter a magnificent chamber with a Bottomless Pit subterranean lake before finally re-surfacing into daylight to pick-up mementoes from the gift shop to remember your journey into the depths of the cavern!
There’s a final stop at the fantastic Millstone Edge quarry, where the famous Peak District millstones were quarried for centuries. Stop here to enjoy a final celebratory tipple and enjoy the tremendous views down the Hope Valley and across Hathersage as the sun finally begins to set.
With happy memories and photos a-plenty, it’s time to return to the drop-off at 17:30 pm Middlewood Park & Ride, S6 1TQ.
Walk details: 2 km / 1.2 miles | Total ascent 50 m | approx. 2.5 hours
Terrain: Open moorland and grassland, soft and uneven underfoot. Some paths and easy sections of ascent.
Note: If you are booking onto the Saturday 28th May Abseils and Scrambles Peak District tour and/or would like to camp overnight, send us a message and we’ll provide details of where we are staying!
You’ll need to bring: