Trail runners and lovers of the great outdoors should note that adventure specialists Alpine Oasis has organised a master-class in tackling the heights of the Peak District. Scheduled for 12-14 April in Hope, Derbyshire, the weekend offers fully supported runs across the hills of the national park.
In addition to the supervised runs, the weekend is geared around improving runners' navigation and mountain skills, providing advice on kit, hydration, and eating on the move.
The weekend begins on Friday morning with a sunrise climb to 500m overlooking the Edale Valley, and a supported run into the night along the main north-south escarpment, (including the famous Stanage Edge) which dissects the western half of the national park. In the evening, runners will head out for guidance on map skills.
Hill and drills will be the first port of call on Saturday morning before moving on to an intro to running with trekking poles. In the evening, runners will embark on a 40k, 5-6 hour trek (half in full darkness), with approximately 800m of ascent.
Runners are able to register either for the full weekend or single days, priced at £225 (weekend) or £125 (per days). Travel and accommodation is not included, although information on B&Bs and hotels is available on the Alpine Oasis website.