A little more detail on the guided runs / walks offered by First Light Active. If you would rather have a bespoke service please get in touch. We can offer a flexible approach to suit your needs. Services start from £160 (full day) £110 (half day)
Runs and walks
Embracing physical activity in the fresh air is right up there for improving physical and mental health. Our guided runs and walks offer so much more than just exercise;
OK not running as in flat out fell running but more speed sightseeing. I lead them at a pace to suit the group, if someone has energy to burn they can do an extra hill repeat! Pace expectations will vary depending on the terrain and the weather conditions / conditions underfoot. Typically we will jog / run the flats / downhills and walk (briskly) up the climbs. The route choice may also be influenced by the weather – do we go clockwise or anticlockwise? Photo opportunities abound on these circuits, there are special places and special views. It would be churlish to run straight past without a quick stop, chat about it and photo. Again if you wish to keep running you can do an extra hill repeat.
It’s a classic, and it happens to be one of my favourite Peak District challenges. This open, airy route allows you to tackle summits, edges and ridges as you traverse the skyline around the beautiful Vale of Edale. A challenging route of just over 20 miles with a series of climbs totalling 1,400m of ascent, it requires a decent level of fitness and sufficient endurance for 6 – 7 hours on foot.
Famous highlights of this route include Win Hill, the southern edges, tors and towers of Kinder, Rushup Edge leading on to the Great Ridge, Mam Tor and its Iron Age earthworks, before finally tackling Back Tor and Lose Hill prior to our last gentle descent into Hope.
The next Edale Skyline guided run is on 20.8.22.
Tackle the Dark Peak in the darkest month. Edale Skyline – The Heart of Darkness is on 4.12.22
Starting in January 2022, our shorter guided runs return after nearly 2 year’s absence;
The Edgy Trail run is set in countryside that offers very rewarding views from Curbar, Frogatt and White Edges (hence the Edgy title). Don’t be alarmed, it is runable, The climbs and descents are modest and the obstacles are few. The biggest factor will always be the weather as you move from the woodland to the higher ground.