Beginner Navigation Course (2-days)

£150.00

This 2-day beginners navigation course is a practical hands-on award aimed at people with limited or no navigation experience. Price is per person

Start Location: The Longshaw Estate or Hathersage, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Duration: 2 days, non-residential
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m. each day
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 300m height gain on recognised paths and bridleways

 

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This 2-day beginners navigation course is a practical hands-on award aimed at people with limited or no navigation experience.

Course Syllabus

  • How to read and take a grid reference
  • Using a map and compass to navigate between two points
  • How to interpret terrain based on map contours
  • Using map symbols and scales on a variety of maps
  • Orientating the map with and without a compass.
  • How to use an orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel
  • Choosing simple navigation strategies and routes.
  • Using linear features, such as a paths or rivers as handrails in simple navigation exercises
  • Estimating distance on both map and ground
  • How to plan a safe walk.
  • Relocation techniques if lost using visible land features
  • Your access rights and responsibilities in the countryside

Day 1

  • Course introduction and theory
  • Practical session outdoors
  • Lunch break during practical session

Day 2

  • Practical session outdoors
  • De-brief and questions
  • Assessment outcomes

Equipment

  • Appropriate footwear for rocky and uneven terrain
  • Spare layers, hats & gloves
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Map and compass (can be provided if required)
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Food, snacks and enough water for the day
  • Head-torch

 

Beginner-Dates

2-3 March 2024, 1-2 June 2024, 19-20 October 2024

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