Run : Walk : Fast-pack
The arrival of first light – that magical moment when the Eastern horizon starts to illuminate with the promise of a new day.
First Light Active brings you training, experiences and events; that chance to reconnect with the natural environment and to feel truly alive.
First Light Active aims to help people feel comfortable in moving independently through our wonderful countryside, in all weathers, at all times.
Explore the countryside
Guided tours and fun adventures are waiting for you on our trail runs and walks. Mainly centred on the Peak District but most mountainous or upland areas in England and Wales are covered throughout the year.
Enter an event
Introduce yourself to some of Derbyshire’s less trodden areas on the scenic Spire Ultra, Amberaid 30, Cordwell Colossus and The HALO.
Navigation training (foundation, advanced and night navigation). Getting to grips with scrambling, wild camping and moving through the countryside safely and sensitively.
What People Say
I just wanted to thank you for an absolutely brilliant day yesterday. It was my first proper endurance event and I was pretty nervous but from the moment I arrived you were all so welcoming and friendly that it put me straight at ease. The course was beautiful and great to run (until the hills at the end! The marshals were just so encouraging and cheerful, even when they had already seen us lots of times already.
The snacks at the checkpoint were perfect for keeping me going and the welcome I got each lap was what helped me keep running even when I was exhausted. It was a brilliantly organised event and I hope to sign up for more races with First Light Active again in the future.
Thank you so much for a fantastic day,
Beth Goodliff (The HALO March 2022)
I attended last year’s inaugural navigation course run by Jamie at First Light Active. To say I am a novice is an understatement! I had a compass but had no idea what to do with it! After 4 or so hours of theory and then practice on the course around the footpaths and fields nearby, I can honestly say I was so enthused that I went out directly and bought my first OS map of the local area.
Jamie made the subject interesting and he tailor made the course to the requirements of the attendees .
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone . Great value for money! Ann Barker. Navigation Foundation July 2019