This is an archived press release
Tuesday 16 March 2004
16 March 2004
EAST – WEST - PEAK RANGERS ARE BEST – AT SHOWING THE PUBLIC THE WAY
Walkers exploring the Peak District need never lose their bearings again thanks to a free training course available from the National Park rangers.
A guided walk, called 'An Introduction to the Countryside', has been devised by the rangers to help people learn basic navigation skills and boost their confidence in walking in the countryside.
Terry Page, the ranger who will be leading the walk, explained: "This course is designed for the absolute beginner. If you have never used a map before to follow a route through the countryside or if you're unsure about where you can and can't go then this course will help you."
Maps will be provided but everyone must wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproof clothing and a packed lunch.
Terry said: "The navigation training walk is arranged for Sunday 11 April 2004. Meet me for an 11.00am start at the bus stop in the centre of Hartington village. The walk will cover about 4.5 miles and take in some of the most beautiful White Peak scenery including Biggin and Wolfscote Dales. We will be back in Hartington by 3.30pm."
The course is free but booking is essential.
Call the ranger service at Parsley Hay on
01298 84992 to reserve your place.
Terry added: "And if you miss the walk on 11 April there's a second chance to take part in the free training walk on Sunday 9 May 2004, same time, same place and booking is essential."