Introduction to Navigation Skills

This 1 day introduction to navigation skills is aimed at people who are inquisitive but unsure about navigating for themselves or would like to learn the basics before attending a more intensive multi-day course. An ideal introduction for those with little or no navigation experience.

By the end of the day you will be more confident in your ability to plan and undertake your own walks.

The aim of the day is to introduce you to the basic theory of map types, scales, symbols and grid references, we’ll go for a walk and look at how to follow a route on the ground, setting the map to follow linear features and consider the basic use of a compass.

This is a fun and interesting day and if time allows we will have a group session testing our new skills in a dedicated orienteering course (location dependant).

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Qualified Navigation tutor and Mountain Leader
  • All training aids
  • Maps
  • Loan of a compass

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Walking boots
  • Suitable clothes for a day outside (base-layer, mid-layer and warmth layer)
  • Waterproofs (jacket and trousers)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drink (minimum 1 litre)
  • Spare warmth layer (i.e fleece or jacket)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Head Torch

LOCATION(s):

The introduction course operates at the following venues.  Please check the side bar for the next available course and location.

  • The Lake District National Park
  • Lancashire
  • Snowdonia National Park
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Date

27 Mar 2021

Cost

£40pp

Location

Ambleside Rydal Road Car Park
1-3 Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN

Organizer

Mountain Ascents
Phone
07841911687
Email
booking@mountainascents.co.uk

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COVID-19: (10th January 2021)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All of our activities are suspended until further notice.  We hope to return to normal service in the Spring.

Please continue to browse the site and social media pages for upcoming events.

Thank you.

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