Yorkshire Dales Guides http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk YORKSHIRE DALES GUIDES - Outdoor Activities in the Yorkshire Dales Wed, 10 May 2017 12:20:32 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 127984016 On Track Days Relaunched – its all about being safe on the hills http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/on-track-days-relaunched-its-all-about-being-safe-on-the-hills/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:56:23 +0000 http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/?p=13323 ON TRACK DAYS 2017 

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We have relaunched our On Track Days for 2017 and they are designed for all walkers about keeping safe in the outdoors and more importantly what to do if your day goes wrong or you come across someone else who needs help.

The day course is designed and run by YDG instructors who have more than 40 years experience in mountain rescue.

We spend as little time as possible indoors before moving outdoors to learn some simple techniques that will help when things go wrong.

Learn some basic map and compass skills, reorienting yourself, giving an accurate grid reference, planning a walk, what kit to take etc.

Dealing with simple emergencies and how to get help without preventable delays if things are a bit more serious.

We don’t do minimum numbers but we don’t do more than 6 to an instructor, more than 6 we bring in an additional instructor.

Bring a packed lunch with you and walking kit appropriate for the weather on the day. Map and compass supplied for the day if needed.

Mid-week or Weekend meeting at The Barn Stainforth just outside of Settle

The day starts at 9.30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4.30 pm

Cost: – £65.00 per person, £120.00 two people booking and discount for groups

Get in touch if you need any additional information, we run our courses even if only one person books so you can be confident with your plans.

You can book a place on an advertised course HERE or ring us to book a date of your choice.

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Overground Underground – The Festival of the Ingleborough Dales http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/overground-underground-the-festival-of-the-ingleborough-dales/ Mon, 18 May 2015 14:23:04 +0000 http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/?p=689 For the 5th year we are involved in this brilliant festival which is a “weekend of diverse activities that will bring the unique landscape of the Ingleborough Dales to life in inspiring and unexpected ways”.  The Festival runs over the weekend 19th – 21st June. We will be running two opportunities to try caving for anyone eight and over who is reasonably fit and able to bend a bit.  The trips are designed to introduce people to the wonders of the underground dales.  These will be on the Saturday and Sunday starting at 5.00 pm and finishing by 8.00 pm. For more information and to book visit our Eventbrite page or give us a call.

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We will also be running a “Developing Your Compass Skills” day on the Saturday which is for people who know the basics of map work but have either never used a compass or are a bit rusty.  On Sunday we will be running an “On Track – Getting Started with Navigation ” day which is designed for people who are real beginners.  Both these days run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  They are suitable for anyone 14 and over.  More details on all our activities can be on our web sitewww.YorkshireDalesGuides.co.uk .   If you visit the festival site atwww.ogug.co.uk you might just find a code for some discount and all of our events over this weekend.

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There are lots more events over the weekend of the Festival including Art Exhibitions, Free Airbay Jump Day, Indoor Bouldering Competition, Films, Talks, Archaeology, Running, Wildflower walks, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Demonstration and Water Zorbing.  A real action packed weekend with something for everyone.

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Did you see us on the BBC? http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/did-you-see-us-on-the-bbc/ Wed, 06 May 2015 15:54:57 +0000 http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/?p=662 Sean and Paul Rose after filming for BBC Pennine Way.

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Back in late November we received a call from the BBC who were producing the Pennine Way programme currently showing on BBC 1 in the North on Fridays at 7.30 pm. Dave had been talking to Lucy from the production team earlier in the year but we understood there might not be enough room for a caving trip so thought that was that. The call in November was to ask us if we could take Paul Rose the presenter caving in a few days. They realised, as they began filming, there was enough great material to fill another episode to make it last for 4 weeks. Dave was on holiday so we asked Sean Whittle, who works with us regularly, if he was available and luckily he was. A star is born!

It is a great series and is available on the BBC iPlayer as well as still running for another 2 weeks on BBC1. We understand in the future it will be showing nationwide on BBC2.

Here is the link to the episode with Sean in and it also includes great footage of Malham Show, Climbing at Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent Cafe and the Three Peaks. Well worth a watch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05qt6vr/the-pennine-way-episode-2

So if you fancy trying caving with us then get in touch. We have holiday evening caving trips that individuals, families and small groups can join in, you can join a course or you can book your own instructor for a day and time convenient for you. We also run navigation courses for those of you that might want to tackle the Pennine Way or maybe just parts of it.

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Holiday Caving Trips http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/holiday-caving-trips/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:07:40 +0000 http://ydg.developmentmachine.com/?p=555 caving at all levels

You can see our next Holiday Evening Caving trip and book by either Email, phone or book online at http://bit.ly/1NKzMcB

These trips are suitable for 8 and overs. Individuals, families and small groups.

Remember, we can organise a caving, climbing or walking activity just for you, at a time and date you want, just fill in our inquiry form here>>

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Great Deals for Your Dales Adventure http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/great-deals-for-your-dales-adventure/ Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:31:09 +0000 http://ydg.developmentmachine.com/?p=259 We have several open courses and events coming up over January, February and March for navigation skills and caving at all levels and ……….  

if you book one place at the full price you can have a second one for half price.  

outdoor activity offers

Just because it is winter does not mean you have to hibernate as it is a great time to practice your navigation skills as the sometimes more challenging weather can help you develop and gain confidence in the skills you need to go “off road”.  If you have not done any navigation before you could try an On Track Day.  If you know the basics and would like to learn how to use a compass then a Developing Your Compass Skills day is for you.  If you would like to spend a weekend learning and developing your navigation skills you could join one of our NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) 2 day non-residential courses. These are accredited courses and you get a certificate and badge on completion.

If you felt you wanted to be a bit more adventurous then you could try caving on a Monday evening during the school holidays or an Intermediate Caving day if you wanted to try going down a small pitch on a ladder.  If you have been caving before then why not learn some vertical caving skills ready for the warmer weather on our Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) course which takes place in our barn so is not weather dependent.

Here are all the dates in one place. If you are interested in finding out any more information on any of our events just get in touch

Event Dates Price per person Usual minimum age
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 24th & Sun 25th January £115.00 14 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) Course Sat 14th February £75.00 16 years old
Developing your Compass Skills Day Sat 14th February £60.00 14 years old
On Track Day Sun 15th February £60.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 16th February £25.00 8 years old
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 21st  & Sun 22nd January £115.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 23rd  February £25.00 8 years old
On Track Day Sun 14th March £60.00 14 years old
Developing your Compass Skills Day Sun 15th March £60.00 14 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) Course Sat 21st March £75.00 16 years old
Intermediate Caving Trip Sun 22nd March £45.00 12 years old
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 28th   & Sun 29th March £115.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 30th March £25.00 8 years old
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New Website for Yorkshire Dales Adventure Company http://www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/new-website-for-yorkshire-dales-adventure-company/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:54:54 +0000 http://ydg.developmentmachine.com/?p=223 Yorkshire Dales Guides have been delivering outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales for over 24 years.

Their new website at www.YorkshiredDalesGuides.co.uk is packed with information about their range of outdoor activities, on the hills and in the underground caves and potholes of the Dales.

If you are looking for Caving, Potholing, Climbing, Abseiling a Walking Guide or want to learn how to use a map and compass or GPS – have a look at the site.

Yorkshire dales Guides also deliver unique ‘ no nonsense’ People Development’ team building skills for businesses and organisations.

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