Dave Ascough – Mountain Leading
Dave Ascough (featured in the May 2013 edition of Camping & Caravanning Magazine) is working with us to provide a variety of walks and courses at a special discount for Club Campers.
Whether you are an experienced rambler, or would like more information on where to start, Dave’s courses will give you the chance to come back from your break a little bit wiser!
To book your place, please contact Dave directly on his website or via phone on 07973 435667.
This guided walk will take you on a trip back in time around Kinder Scout, starting straight from the site. The cost has been reduced for Club Campers to £30 per person – and it’s well worth it! This is a circular walk of around six hours. The tale begins at the meeting point for the Kinder Trespass of April 1932. Then you will visit the moors above Kinder Reservoir, which has been supplying water to the local area for over 100 years.
You will then be taken across the beautiful Pennine Way to view two aircraft which made a fateful journey and crashed into the hillside in 1954. This brings you onto a steep climb onto Kinder Scout, which is well worth it to see the pretty Kinder Downfall waterfall. Along the journey you will be kept informed with details of the area and ancient tales.
At this point, you will head back down to Hayfield for a rest and to tell others about your escapades!
As part of our NCCW celebrations, Dave will be providing the Hills and Dales Navigation course (as featured in the magazine) for just £90 per person – a saving of almost £200 each! This two day course will improve your map reading skills, teach you how to use the compass to full effect and will show you how to safely navigate away from paths and tracks in the open countryside.
This is a two day course (6hrs per day), and at the end of the course you will awarded a certificate and an action plan which will allow you to develop even further going forwards. There are only 4 people in each instructed group, so you can ask as many questions as you like and will get lots of practise time.