Outdoor Activities in Yorkshire
Families - Groups - Individuals
All ages and abilities catered for
Yorkshire has several Mountains above 2000ft, as well as many smaller hills to explore. The most well known of them are without doubt the famous 'Yorkshire 3 Peaks' of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Climbing all 3 in one go is a challenge taken up by hundreds of charity fundraisers and outdoor enthusiasts each weekend in the Summer. At other times of the week, or on a slightly different path however, these hills can be a great place to get away from it all and find a real feeling of wildness.
Our Mountain Leaders can help you explore these hills safe in the knowledge that you are with a professional, and one who knows the local area.
Yorkshire is well supplied with crags (cliffs) to climb on, from secluded limestone crags in the Yorkshire Dales, to the ever popular gritstone of West Yorkshire, down to the great gritstone edges of the Peak District. It is usually possible to find somewhere to fit all tastes and even most weather conditions! for those days when the weather really does make it impossible, then there are excellent indoor climbing walls to visit.
Our climbing trips are suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. Many of the crags we use are in beautiful locations, well worth a visit even for any members of the party who may be more interested in picnicking, pottering and spectating than in actual climbing!
We can take up to 12 adults or children at once (and can often cater for larger groups if given sufficient notice).
We provide all specialist equipment and full instruction in its use.
If you want to learn to navigate, or brush up on your existing map reading skills, then we can help. The ability to use a map and compass is a key skill for anyone heading out to the hills, and can even be a rewarding pass time in its own right!
We want people to enjoy learning to navigate. Most of our training time is spent out in the countryside where you will actually be using the skills you learn. Where 'class room' sessions take place it will usually be over a cup of tea in a walkers cafe before heading out to the hills. Once out in the hills our routes are designed to include beautiful mountain scenery, impressive geological features and other points of local interest. We want this to be an interesting and positive learning experience.
We cater for complete beginners as well as those with prior experience. We also offer advanced training sessions for those who are already competent but want to take it to the next level.In addition to our 2-day standard and Advanced courses, we can run 1-day or part-day sessions, as well as overnight sessions for those that wish.
We usually run our navigation trainings around Ingleton but can arrange them anywhere around Yorkshire on request.
There is no particular standard of fitness required to learn to navigate. Most (though not all) of our courses involve several hours of hill walking . However the pace is slow and there are many stops - this is about learning skills, not covering miles.It is also possible for us to run sessions which involve far less walking, or which chose easier routes for those that wish. Please discuss any issues of fitness or ability with us in advance - we welcome the opportunity to run a course suitable for you!
All our students are given a copy of our Lupine Navigation Notes, as well as a free Lupine Nav Card, making sure that you have access to the information you'll need in the future.
If you are interested in doing one or all of the Yorkshire 3 peaks in the snow then get in touch. Ingleborough particularly is stunning when snow covered.
Don't worry if you don't have the kit, we have flexible crampons (which will fit many types of boot) and axes to kit out 4 people. On the way we will give you instruction on how to use your equipment effectively and safely. Check out the Ingleborough web cam to see if it is in condition.
Under 18's can only come on this kind of walk if they are in the company of one of their parents.
The exact price will depend on the length of the day and the location and type of the activity. As a guide you should be looking at about £135 per instructor per day.