Last weekend the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award walking groups headed out into the Peak District for navigation training. We were met with snowy hills and beautiful views. Saturday was spent expanding the trainees knowledge of map and compass skills around the Burbage valley. The day ended with a group emergency scenario in the dusk, before night-navigating back to the school bus.
The evening was spent at Edale Youth Hostel where the group cooked their own meal and planned their route for the next day.
On the Sunday the pupils walked on their own in two groups. They were dropped in the Goyt Valley and finished near Gradbach, having been met at various pre-arranged points along the way. The groups did very well navigating through the misty conditions, demonstrating good teamwork.