Learn survival skills at free Youth Rangers activity day

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Wednesday 11 February 2009

06 February 2009

Learn survival skills at free Youth Rangers activity day

Learning bushcraft
Young people have the chance to learn survival skills in the great outdoors at a free family activity day in the Peak District National Park.

The national park’s Youth Rangers are holding a family taster event on February 14 (Sat) at the Moorland Discovery Centre on the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, between Sheffield and Hathersage.

Youngsters aged 11 to 16 and their parents or guardians are invited to see how they could survive in the wild on Longshaw’s moors and woodlands. Bushcraft skills, firelighting, building a shelter, and practical conservation tasks will be on offer.

And at the other end of the scale, they can find out how to explore the environment using state-of-the-art technology.

The event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm, with no need to book. Wear comfortable, warm old clothing, boots or sturdy footwear, and bring a packed lunch or money for food from the café on site.

The Moorland Discovery Centre is 7.5 miles from Sheffield city centre, near the junction between the A6187 (Ringinglow road) and the A625 to Hathersage. Bus services include the 240 (Sheffield to Bakewell), the 272 (Sheffield to Castleton), and the 65 (Sheffield to Buxton) - get off at the Fox House Inn. By train, it is a mile from Grindleford station, on the Sheffield to Manchester line. Longshaw car park costs £2 per day.

For enquiries, contact Youth Rangers project manager Sally Kempson on 01433 622469 or or Kate Berry on 01433 622458 (Mon/Tue).

This is an archived press release

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