Tailored Outdoor Activities Instruction, Coaching & Guiding

Welcome to Peak Instruction; an outdoor activities & training provider. Run by Pete & Beth Knight, we have our base in the beautiful Peak District but can deliver a range of activities across the UK. Our goal is simple, to deliver safe, engaging & enjoyable outdoor activities to every client group.

We are specialists in bespoke activities and we treat each booking as uniquely as you are. Our team can deliver taster activities, challenge days and technical training throughout the year to individuals, families, friends or corporate groups. There is also a selection of publicly bookable outdoor activity sessions run each year. Get in touch for a no-commitment chat about your activity requirements or see the Public Activity pages for existing dates. Caving is a real passion for us here, and we are able to lead & coach at the very highest level of the sport and deliver instructor qualifications.

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Private Bookings – We are taking private bookings and can deliver our full range of activities within Government guidelines. Private bookings can be made for groups sizes up to 5 people from any number of households. Larger bookings may be possible as the guidance changes, so do get in touch. Take a look at the private bookings section of the website for our activity range, but do get in touch for a chat about the options we have available at this time for your bespoke activity. If you live in an area subject to local lockdown restrictions (‘high’ tier or ‘very high’ tier), we may not be able to offer you activities if the guidance states you should not meet up with anyone outside your household.

Public Activities – We will begin running public activities again from the 1st of August. Because these activities are likely to be a mix of households, we will be limiting the size of any one group to 5 participants plus the instructor. These public activities are covered by our virus refund or reschedule guarantee if we end up not being able to run them due to changes in Government guidance or a second wave lockdown.

You can see a post with information on how we will keep you safe whilst taking part in our activities here.

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Upcoming Public Outdoor Activities

  • Missed one of our public dates this summer? Ask us about a private booking. New public activity dates will be added for 2021

See the Public Activities pages for a full list of all the courses we run & details of costs.
We specialise in Private Bookings, so get in touch to arrange an activity of your choice on a date that is convenient for you.

Pete has a blog which can be read here. If you have come here to look at instructor training, take a look at our sister site here.

Please note that we only run activities with under 18s if a parent or court appointed guardian is present and participating.

Updates & News

  • Covid-19 & your safety
    Information about how we intend to keep you safe from Covid-19 whilst you take part in our activities.
  • Activity Pricing 1st June 2020
    Activity pricing as of 1/6/2020. Use as a guide only as each private booking will be quoted for individually.
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We had a small group out on Monday sampling the delights of Stanage Edge. Rather chilly up at crag level, so the face coverings we provided found an additional use as neck warmers.
Full album of pics here: www.flickr.com/photos/peakinstruction/albums/72157716558699302
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Morning all. I’ve been considering any changes we need to make here in light of the new tiered Covid-19 local systems of restrictions.
The areas where we run most of our activities are tier 1 (Medium) risk zones. The Peak District is almost surrounded by tier 2 (High) zones, and now it seems that we will shortly have two tier 3 (Very High) risk areas on our borders.
Although it is safe and legal for us to run activities on our patch, we are mostly working with people that travel into the area from elsewhere. With so many people being so badly impacted by this virus and it’s restrictions on lifestyle and income, I feel uneasy about encouraging more people in from a high/v high zone into a medium area. We all have bills to pay, but I have to think about the health of the staff team and local area too.
Please continue to contact us with your enquiries, which I will deal with on a case by case basis, but for now, we are only likely to accept bookings to happen in the near future from groups who live locally or come from tier 1 areas. 1:1 coaching, skills training and assessment days will continue to run as before for now.
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Booking number 1 today – some bespoke vertical caving delivered by local legend John G for me as I had been struck down with food poisoning. Thanks John! Also great to have Wendy along for the trip too, working alongside John while gaining experience for her cave leader award. Thanks for delivering a cracking day while I was hiding under a duvet guys! See MoreSee Less

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Sorry, been a bit quiet on here. We’ve got a little burst of busy this week with 1:1 vertical caving, family caving, climbing and learn to lead indoor coaching going on. Last sprint towards winter hibernation I imagine, but do get in touch if you fancy a private activity and you’re allowed to leave home! See MoreSee Less

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Monday’s clients on Stanage Edge. These routes are a little longer in real life than they appear on the photos. I am particular fond of this bit of rock face as it was here that I passed my SPA assessment 15 years ago with @alexekins.

Setting the alarm super early tomorrow. I’ll be attending a @BritishCaving LCMLA Trainer/Assessor Update at @howstean. Not been up north for a while.
I had a CIC Update a few weeks ago too, so packing in the CPD while work is quiet.

We are introducing a three tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England.

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For more information and to find out which alert level applies in your area go to: https://t.co/G7nva4OUE1


@Gailsman @OlympusUK @VisitNewMills No, it was the 14-42 pancake on this occasion as I forgot to pick up the 12-40.

For once I left the bird lens at home and grabbed the wide lens for a walk earlier this week. Shooting mono in fog is something that really appeals to me. It was already burning off as I went out, but I’m still happy with what I got.
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