INTRO TO NAVIGATION
For beginner hill walkers or novices looking to gain confidence in map reading.
Max Ratio 1:6
£70pp - up to 6 spaces
If the day runs on a 1:1 ratio - it will run as a half day
Compass hire - £5pp
This course will take a progressive approach to navigation.
We will have discussion around:
Planning Routes (resources, websites etc)
Choosing a map
Reading the map
Understanding scales and symbols
On the hill we will teach you how to:
Orientate the map
4 D's of navigation (Description, Distance, Direction, Duration)
Navigate via linear features such as paths, walls and streams
Develop hand railing techniques
Introduction to the compass and its features
This course will teach the fundamentals of map reading and lay the groundwork for those wishing to progress onto the next course and develop their mountain navigation.
We will provide maps of the area we will be covering but we advise you to buy and bring along your own Silva Expedition 4 compass to practice with and use going forward.
13th April 2021
National Trust Car Park - Elterwater
24th May 2021
National Trust Car Park - Stick Barn