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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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…

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

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.
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So England is heading back into lockdown. I’m certainly not expecting to deliver any bookings until after the 2nd of December. If you want a no commitment chat with me about making a booking that will take place post-lockdown, then do get in touch. Until then I think we’re back to staying home, protecting the NHS, and saving lives. Take care. See MoreSee Less

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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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1 month ago

Peak Instruction - Pete Knight & Associates

Updated 30-10-2020.
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 now tier 2 (High) risk zones. The Peak District is almost surrounded by tier 2 (High) and tier 3 (Very High) zones.
Although it is safe and legal for us to run outdoor activities, we mostly work with people that travel into the area from elsewhere. With so many people being so badly impacted by this virus and its restrictions on lifestyle and income, I feel uneasy about encouraging more people to travel when the government is asking us not to wherever possible. 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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As other sectors prepare for new system of restrictions the Outdoor Education sector is still waiting for @GavinWilliamson to decide when residential trips can resume 9 months on.

This is urgent.

The sector needs certainty and time to plan with our schools.

#SaveOutdoorEd

We recently contacted @SpansetLtd for a quote for some replacement strops. The next day, much to our unexpected delight, a set of new strops were kindly donated to us by them. DCRO would like to thank the folks at Spanset for their generosity.

With the winter weather and low light limiting my camera time outside with wildlife, I’m turning my attention to very small things inside. My 2nd hand Olympus 60mm Macro has just arrived and I managed to fit in 10 minutes to play before preparing for a meeting tonight.

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Safety warning for Oxlow Cavern (Peak District) – The ‘pull-up’ ring & wire system is damaged. Do not attempt to use it as it could fail as you ascend from below. See the Derbyshire Caving Association Facebook Page or @ukcaving forum for further details.
@BritishCaving @PDCaving