peak district navigation quest
You will need OS OL map 1 & 24
Start at the car park for Chatsworth House, SK 261 703
1. Set a bearing of 2.84 km at 112°°and head 2.6km. It’s a climb up through the woods and past a lake, to a place of archaeological interest. What is the second letter of the first word?
2. Now head for a distance of 6.22km on a bearing of 061°. You pass through some interesting enclosures and eventually end up in a DVO area. The bearing takes you to an unusually named wood. What is the last letter of the animal?
3. Now head for a distance of 5.86km on a bearing of 301°. This takes you onto a well know SYO area. Look for the animal name on the plantation you arrive at. What is the first letter of the animal?
4. Head West for 1.4km until you hit a watercourse. Turn right here and follow the Civil Parish boundary that goes very roughly North until you hit a small summit at 372m. From here head due NE for 600m. Second Letter of first word?
5. Head roughly North and make your way to a major road junction. Look across the junction and you will see a walking track. Follow this for 400m until you arrive at a well name after one of Robin Hood’s friends (he lived and was buried locally).
From the well head across the DVO area for a distance of 2.66km on a bearing of 341°. This will take you onto an SYO area. You have arrived at a well known tor. What is the last letter of the name of the Tor?
6. Head North for 1km. You should hit a footpath. Turn left onto this and carry on along the top of the ridge for about 7km of walking. You will pass a couple of trig points and end up at a big main road near to a spot height on the map. Now head for a distance of 2.95km on a bearing of 282°. You should arrive at a locally well known, rocky spot. What is the last letter of the first word?
7. You are at 481m above sea level. Follow the small path on the ridge in a rough Northerly direction. You pass a trig point and then about 500m later you arrive at a cairn named in a way that no navigator would ever want. What is the second letter of the first word?
8. From here travel for a distance of 3.34km on a bearing of 238°. This will take you to an outdoor centre. You are on the edge of an old MDOC area now. What is the first letter of the first word?
9. From here travel for a distance of 3.12km on a bearing of 311°. This will take you a rocky hill. Ignoring the word “The” was is the first letter of the hill?
10. Head West and downhill a short distance until you hit the river. Travel upstream along the river for some distance. The river gets smaller and smaller. Travel to near its source and get to the 633m peak right at the top. This mountain is known by an eight letter name. What is the fourth letter?
11. From here head on a bearing of 186° for 2.6km. You are at a crossing of tracks. From the crossroads travel 7.8km on a bearing of 252°. This takes you to a farm house that infamously was bought by one of the great train robbers with his proceeds before he had to go on the run again two years later. The farm takes its name from the rocky edge close by. What is the last letter of this edge?
12. Turn and take a long bearing of 141° for a distance of 5.2km. This will take you to a historically famous spot in this area. An important moment for many national parks and walkers. Look at the name of the road. What is the first letter of the road name?
13. Head due East for 3km to hit a very well known long distance path. Go initially South for 1km before heading down in an approximately ESE direction. Stop at the map symbol that represents a bunkhouse. Look at the name of this Hamlet. What is the first letter of the hamlet?
14. For the final part of the journey follow along the same long distance track for just over 2km to your end point. Here you can enjoy a virtual drink of your preferred choice at the Nag’s head. Well done.
Take each of the 13 letters and put them instead of the Xs in the web address below: