Accessibility Statement

About the Silva Navigation School Accessibility Statement

The Silva Navigation School is run by Frag Last, an experienced mountain leader (summer) qualified walking guide and writer with many experience of teaching and leading groups around the world. The courses are designed to teach walkers, mountain bikers and others who need accurate navigation in the countryside, essential map and compass skills.

The courses are open to all, but potential participants should be are that the courses are practical in nature and involve at least two walks per course. Whilst allowance can be made for individuals with specific needs it is important for individuals to assess for themselves whether they are able to walk up to ten miles per day on rough, sometimes steep ground


  • Advice is available by phone (07710 456732) or by email ( Frag Last is happy to advise you on your likely suitability for the course although he can accept no responsibility should it be beyond your physical capabilities.

Navigation Walks

  • The majority of the weekend course is outdoors and practical. Navigation walks are up to ten miles in length and take place on footpaths and open moorland. Underfoot conditions are rough and sometimes steep and slippery. Stiles are frequently encountered and some paths are on steep, exposed terrain.
  • Additionally, courses are run throughout the year in all weathers.
  • Navigation walks are assessed for suitability and safety depending on the level of the course and the perceived ability of the group and individuals within it.
  • Participants should satisfy themselves that they fit enough to participate in a course. They must inform the course leader and their group leader, if different, of any medical condition that may affect their ability to participate safely in the activity.

Additional Information

  • Whilst smoking is permitted on the walks it is generally discouraged especially during times when the landscape is at risk from wildfires. Smokers should ensure they take their used cigarettes away with them and not discard them.
  • Dogs are welcome during the walks if well-behaved and kept on a lead. Owners are reminded the Peak District is a sheep and cattle area.
  • All outdoor staff employed by The Silva Navigation School are trained First Aiders and have appropriate minimum outdoor qualifications (Summer Mountain Leadership Certificate and above) and experience.

Contact Information

Silva Navigation School, Flat 2, Brough Business Centre, Brough, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 9HG

Mobile: 07710 456732
Hours of operation: N/A

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Latest Version created: May 2021


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