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Navigation Taster Course (1 Day)

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The Introduction to Navigation Taster Session is designed to give a solid understanding of navigation principles and techniques. This interactive and engaging course will equip individuals with essential skills to help navigate effectively in hills.

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OVERVIEW

Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, participants will gain confidence in using a map and compass to navigate their way through unfamiliar terrain. The Introduction to Navigation Taster Session is designed to give a solid understanding of navigation principles and techniques. This interactive and engaging course will equip individuals with essential skills to help navigate effectively in hills.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Introduction to map reading: Learn about different types of maps, and understand key symbols, scales, and contour lines.
  • Basic compass skills: Develop proficiency in using a compass for direction finding, and taking accurate distance readings.
  • Practical exercises: Apply acquired knowledge through hands-on navigational exercises.
  • Planning: Learn how to plan a day in the hills with considerations to kit, nutrition, weather and route planning.
  • Safety considerations: Understand essential safety measures and precautions to allow safe travel through the hills.

WHO CAN ATTEND

No prior navigation experience is required.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sensible outdoor clothing including walking boots and waterproofs.
  • Food & Drink.
  • Maps and Compasses will be provided (you can bring your own if you have them).

A full kit list will be sent at the time of booking.

DURATION

10am - 4pm

LOCATION

Peak District based but this can be flexible depending on your time of booking. Please enquire for Wales/Lake District or further afield.

(The exact meeting location will be given at the time of booking).

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