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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
United Kingdom

07927871192

At Howl we specialise in journeying skills, the Bushcraft we practice and teach is that of the traveler. There is a wonderful simplicity that comes from taking a trip in the outdoors, a pragmatism gleaned from necessity. We draw from this experience in the field to teach a set of skills and knowledge based in expedience and realism, skills that actually get used while outdoors. We provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge to help you travel with less reliance on the contents of your rucksack: it’s what you carry in your mind that matters.

 

 We teach these practical skills in a friendly and open way, our hope being to enable you to make your adventures into the Great Outdoors memorable and enjoyable. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and a connection with the natural world through which you travel.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

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Outdoor Courses

Our colleagues at YHA Edale Activity Centre offer a range of outdoor training courses in navigation, watersports and climbing.

Having worked with the YHA for many years we highly recommend their team for any of the courses listed below. Over thirty years of experience and their own team of qualified instructors ensure safety, quality and great memories to last a lifetime. If you wish to enjoy an activity break as part of a larger group, bespoke, fully inclusive activity packages are available all year round for any group, regardless of age or experience.

If you’d like further information on the courses just email them at edaleactivities@yha.org.uk

These courses are booked and delivered by YHA Edale. We list their courses here as we support the work they do, but Howl does not provide nor is responsible for the delivery of these courses.

 

Featured courses

 
 

Navigation training qualification

bronze navigation course

National Navigation Award (NNAS) Bronze Award

A weekend in the heart of the Peak District learning basic navigation skills in accordance with the NNAS syllabus - a certificated award which will be presented to successful candidates after training and continuous assessment throughout the course. Qualified, skilled instructors and appropriate terrain on our doorstep make this course as accessible as possible to all candidates.

£140 inclusive of all tuition and full board accommodation.

 
silver navigation course

National Navigation Award (NNAS) Silver Award

A full weekend of training and continuous assessment in accordance with the syllabus, in the heart of the Dark Peak. Qualified and experienced instructors will provide input in detailed map work and basic compass technique on appropriate terrain to give maximum encouragement to candidates who, if successful, will receive this recognised and certificated award plus the skills and confidence to start venturing off the beaten track.

£140 inclusive of all course input and full board accommodation for the weekend

 
gold navigation course

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Gold Award Training

A full weekend in the challenging terrain of the Dark Peak uplands such as Kinder Scout & Bleaklow, training in accordance with the syllabus for the most demanding conditions of featureless terrain and poor visibility. This course is training only but our qualified and experienced instructors will ensure the greatest familiarity with all aspects of the syllabus in appropriate conditions to adequately prepare candidates for subsequent assessment.

£140 inclusive of all course input and full board accommodation for the weekend.

 
gold navigation assessment

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Gold Award Assessment

The moors of the Dark Peak are the ideal terrain to test suitable candidates for this certified and nationally recognised award at its highest level. Candidates must have completed Gold Award Training.

£145 for the weekend inclusive of full board accommodation.

 
hill and moorland leader training

MTE Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Training

The HML award is a nationally recognised qualification for those intending to lead groups away from the paths in upland terrain. The Dark Peak is the very epitome of this terrain and we use Kinder Scout – our back garden - as the ideal training ground. All aspects of the syllabus are covered in a largely practical way by very experienced and suitably qualified staff to prepare candidates as thoroughly and realistically as possible on this three day course.

£299 inclusive of all course input and three nights’ full board accommodation.

 
hml assessment

MTE Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Assessment

Ideal terrain on our doorstep enables us to cover all aspects of the syllabus with the greatest efficiency and convenience on this intensive three day course. Candidates must have attended Hill and Moorland Leader Training.

£299 inclusive of all course input and three nights’ full board accommodation

 

canoeing

canoe course

Introductory Open Canoe

Suitable for complete novices, this course maximises time on the water and concentrates on the basic paddling technique and all aspects of water safety. All specialist equipment is provided and instruction is given by suitably qualified and experienced BCU coaches. Different venues & a journeying element add interest & depth to this thorough introduction to the sport.

£165 inclusive of all course content and full board accommodation.

 

Climbing

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Introductory Climbing

The gritstone ‘edges’ of the Peak have long been a favoured climbers playground for novice or expert alike. Hundreds of routes at numerous locations enable an accessible & thorough introduction with plentiful ‘hands on’ climbing time & a comprehensive overview of all relevant technical skills & knowledge all delivered by qualified & enthusiastic instructors.

£165 inclusive of full board accommodation.

 

To find out more, or to book contact YHA Edale Activity Centre directly at edaleactivities@yha.org.uk or call 01433 670 302 or click the link below.