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.

Covid-19 Information Expand

England is being placed into lockdown again from the 4th January 2021. Until we leave, we’ll not be running any activities.

When we do return to something like the previous Tier 3 restrictions we’ll resume activities, but under the following conditions.
From the Government website relating to T3 areas:
…organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place…
…avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary…

On the basis of those statements, I’ll only be accepting bookings from those within the Derbyshire county area and not from anyone who needs to travel in from elsewhere. This does not affect bookings made for 2021 (yet!), or gift vouchers, it is just for the next month or so I imagine.
I would also say that caving is a high potential contact activity (not all will agree) and so I have decided not to run those activities while we are in T3 unless for education or to assess instructors 1:1 for the award schemes.

…you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues…

There can only be group members from 1 household on any leisure booking.

So for now, any bookings made for the coming weeks need to be from inside Derbyshire, from only a single household or support bubble, and will be for open-air activities only (no caving for now).

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

Peak Instruction

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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Peak Instruction - Pete Knight & Associates
Lockdown 3So here we are again, back in lockdown for the third time. We all know the score. I’ll be here on email for gift voucher sales or provisional bookings for the summer, but we’re shut for activity delivery for the foreseeable future.I’m looking at this lockdown not as just the 3rd sequel in this series, but as the final part of an epic trilogy. This is the last chapter of the story, the big finish to the virus saga. This is our Return of the Jedi or The Last Crusade. Set your goals and stick with them – learn that new skill, finish that DIY, dust off the weights and maximise your local exercise, and try not to drink and eat too much! Make this lockdown a triumphant finish to your saga, make it your Dark Knight Rises!Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives – because if you don’t, we will get The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, and no one deserves that!Pete See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Tier!So, Derbyshire is now in Tier 4. For us that means we’re effectively shut again. Gift vouchers and bookings made for the spring time are still fine, but we’ll not be taking any bookings for Jan or Feb until we know that we’re coming out of T4 for sure.We’ll still be here and ready to take you adventuring in 2021. Stick with it, be safe, be kind and let’s get this virus gone and return to normal asap. Have a great new year, however you’re allowed to spend it. See you in 2021.Pete See MoreSee Less
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Derbyshire is being placed into Tier 3 Coronavirus restrictions on the 2nd of December. From the Government website relating to T3 areas:…organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place……avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary…On the basis of those statements, I’ll only be accepting bookings from those within the Derbyshire county area and not from anyone who needs to travel in from elsewhere. This does not affect bookings made for 2021 (yet!), or gift vouchers, it is just for the next month or so I imagine. I would also say that caving is a high potential contact activity (not all will agree) and so I have decided not to run those activities while we are in T3 unless for education or to assess instructors 1:1 for the award schemes. …you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues…Assuming the instructor is still not counted in the households (as was previously the case), there can only be group members from 1 household on any leisure booking. So for now, any bookings made for the coming weeks need to be from inside Derbyshire, from only a single household or support bubble, and will be for open-air activities only (no caving for now).Yes, there is some wiggle room for interpretation in the new guidance, but I’m taking this stance because I can and to do my part in keeping this virus down. The sooner we are out of this situation, the sooner our sector (or those who survive) can get back to normal and deliver the amazing adventures you all crave. See MoreSee Less
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Loads of long-tailed tits out and about near #NewMills this week. Got to be one of my favourite little birds.

It’s been a while since I shared this but we’re still looking to buy a little bit of land near New Mills.

EVERY weekday starting Monday 11th at 10am (after Joe Wicks!) on our @onlinebushcraft YouTube channel Steven Hanton & I will be starting live forest skills lessons for kids and adults alike. 🔥🏕 https://t.co/qJLB4p5pAY

A national Covid-19 lockdown remains in place, including across the #PeakDistrict.

🥾 Exercise should be local only (within your village, town or city)
🏞 You should not travel for recreation/leisure
🚗 Journeys should be for essential reasons only

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