Run : Walk : Fast-pack

Anyone who has experienced the edgy exhilaration of moving through new terrain at night will be familiar with the comfort offered by the arrival of first light – that magical moment when the Eastern horizon starts to illuminate with the promise of a new day.
It is with this in mind that First Light Active brings you training, experiences and events. Accessing the outdoors is more necessary in this digital age. A chance to reconnect with the natural environment and to feel truly human again. First Light Active aims to help people feel comfortable in moving independently through our wonderful countryside, in all weathers, at all times.

Lockdown update April 2021.

Pleased to announce that Navigation workshops are back on, the priority being given to those who had booked last year. New dates are available from the 22nd May onwards. All races are approved and full / filling. A waiting list is currently in operation for the Spire Ultra. The Bothie Bell Tent is back open from the 12th April until October (we’ve got a nice set of improvements to reveal) and at last I’ve got some Duke of Edinburgh expeditions to work on. Looking forward to a decent season in the Great Outdoors!

Explore the countryside

Guided tours and fun adventures are waiting for you.

Enter an event

Introduce yourself to some of Derbyshire’s less trodden areas on the scenic Spire Ultra, Amberaid 30 and our new event The HALO.

Fingers crossed the Giro will be coming up in Autumn 2021.

Upcoming skills workshops.

Navigation foundation courses to night navigation.

Trail running skills.

Trail running retreats.

Wild camps.

What People Say

A great big thank you to Clare and Jamie for such a brilliant event!!

Loved it all, the route is beautiful, the support the best, the marshals amazing, the check points very well stocked. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you, thank you, thank you all, race directors, marshals and support crew, and not forgetting my fellow runners. Claire Sheldon. Spire Ultra 2018

I attended last year’s inaugural navigation course run by Jamie at First Light Active. To say I am a novice is an understatement! I had a compass but had no idea what to do with it! After 4 or so hours of theory and then practice on the course around the footpaths and fields nearby, I can honestly say I was so enthused that I went out directly and bought my first OS map of the local area.
Jamie made the subject interesting and he tailor made the course to the requirements of the attendees .
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone . Great value for money! Ann Barker. Navigation Foundation July 2019