Beginner Navigation Course

£70.00

This is a great place to start if you want to learn how to use a map and compass to navigate safely outdoors. Price is per person.

Start Location: The Longshaw Estate or Hathersage, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 300m height gain on recognised paths and bridleways

Learn how to use OS Maps Online.

 

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This is a great place to start if you want to learn how to use a map and compass to navigate safely outdoors.  This is a one-day course that will take place on lower-level routes on recognised paths and bridleways.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basics of maps and scales
  • Learn how to take a grid reference
  • Understand the symbols on a map
  • How to orientate the map and identify features around you
  • How to measure and estimate distance
  • Plan and follow simple routes using basic navigation strategies
  • Understand the basics of map contours
  • Understand the basic use and purpose of a compass
  • Understand Rights of Way
  • What to do if you get lost
  • Managing emergencies in the outdoors

Equipment

  • Walking boots or suitable walking shoes
  • 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
  • Mobile phone incase of an emergency
Beginner-Dates

30 October 2021, 8 January 2022, 25 February 2022, 17 March 2022, 15 April 2022, 1 May 2022, 2 June 2022

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