Navigation Fundamentals – The Short Sessions

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

Our popular 3-hour navigation course is back for 2021.

This course is ideal for anyone who wants a short 3-hour introduction to navigation and is designed to introduce you to the fundamental skills.  As part of the 3 hour course you will have plenty of time to practice and we will aim to cover the following;

  • Map types, scales and what information is important
  • Compass – i.e. which compass should I use?
  • How to orientate a map
  • How to keep your position on the map
  • How to measure distances on the map and estimate that distance on the ground.
  • Pacing
  • How to follow a navigation leg (your route)
  • Navigation strategies including how to recognise where you are and when you have missed your target
  • Introduction to contours
  • Compass skills such as rough bearings and bearings.
  • Grid references

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR:

Anyone who wants to learn or refresh the basic skills

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE:

3-hours

LOCATION:

This course is held at dedicated orienteering course on Merseyside (Formby)

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Qualified, insured and first aid trained navigation tutor/event leader
  • Use of all training equipment such as compasses, maps and other training aids etc.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

  • Suitable footwear i.e. walking boots or trekking trainers etc. (no sports trainers)
  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers
  • Suitable clothing (we suggest base-layer, mid layer and warmth layer)
  • Spare warmth layer (the course is outdoors for the 3 hours in all weathers)
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Suncream
  • Drink and some snacks
  • Note pad and pen

2021 DATES AVAILABLE:

  • 24th July (Guaranteed to run)
  • 25th July
  • 15th August
  • 22nd August
  • 5th September
  • 3rd October
  • 28th November

 

  • All courses start at 09:00am (exact time will be confirmed with the booking)
  • Parking is available on site for approximately £8 for the day.  However, the site can be accessed using public transport including a train station a short walk away.
  • National Trust Members can park on site for free as part of their membership
  • Please arrive early if driving as car parking spaces can go quickly.
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Date

03 Oct 2021

Cost

£15.00

Location

Formby Woods - National Trust Carpark
Victoria Road, Formby, L37 1lJ

Organizer

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

Upcoming Events

October 2021
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