1 DAYS | RATIO 1:6 | FROM £80
Exploring the hills and countryside of the UK can open up a whole new chapter to your life taking you to places you never thought you may see. Navigation is one of the key skills we will need to allow us to do that safely and enjoy our day knowing we can get home no matter what the day may throw at us.
This course will introduce the key skills that will allow us to navigate efficiently and give us a new found confidence in our own abilities
We run our navigation courses near to Buxton in the Peak District as it gives us access to some fantastic hillside in which to develop your navigational skills.
IS IT FOR ME?
This course will focus on giving you the confidence and technical skills to develop your navigation allowing you to go out onto the hills and enjoy your day.
If you have a love for the outdoors and would like to learn to map read or improve on your existing skills then this is the course for you.
This course is aimed at someone with very limited map and compass skills who have a desire to learn how to use a map and compass to allow them to go away and make their own adventures. Some previous hill walking would be useful but is not compulsory.
We will meet in the morning, check the weather and then plan our day.
We will typically cover:
Planning our day taking into account the weather forecast
Introduce map types, different scales and compasses.
Look at planning on the map, distance, contours and map symbols
Measuring distances on the map and on the ground
Look at legal rights of way and discuss access Introduce how to relate the map to the ground
Discuss breaking our day down into navigational legs
Navigational strategies that will help achieve success
Use of electronic devices, GPS and smartphones.
What to do in an emergency
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
You will need to have clothing and equipment to allow you to enjoy a day in the hills in comfort. If you have a map and compass please bring them along (we will tell you which map to bring when you book). However we are very happy to loan these out should you need to borrow one for the course.
WE WILL SEND OUT A COMPREHENSIVE KIT LIST UPON BOOKING.