Peek at the Peaks

Ref: C3676885

The course consists of a visit to Treak Cliff cavern where we shall learn about the rural economy, tourism etc from the owner. Then we shall descend into the cavern and see the show caves. Afterwards you shall polish your own piece of blue john to take away. Lunch will be followed by a walk around the Castleton area looking at the history and landscape and learn about the role of the National Park.

Course aim

Learn about the Peak District National Park through this unique opportunity to visit the only functioning blue john mine. We shall learn how the rural economy works for local tourism, go into the cavern and polish your own piece of blue john stone.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the landscape and its geology
  • Understand the role of National Park Authorities
  • Understand learn about the importance of rural businesses

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Please bring/ensure stout footwear and waterproofs.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Peek at the Peaks

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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