Introduction to Tracking

Introduction to Tracking

£30.00 Per Person

The Introduction to Tracking course from Original Outdoors is an entry-level tracking training session run in various locations in North Wales. They run for approximately 3 hours and require no previous training or experience.

12th January 2019 (9am-12pm, Hope Mountain near Wrexham)
27th July 2019 (3pm-6pm, Newborough Forest, Anglesey)
5th October 2019 (2pm-5pm, Newborough Forest, Anglesey)
14th December 2019 (9am-12pm, Hope Mountain near Wrexham)

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Course Description

Introduction to Tracking course

Short introductory tracking courses held in North Wales

£30.00 per person

These introductory courses provide an insight into unlocking the hidden language of tracks and signs that we leave as we pass through a landscape. Footprints, damaged vegetation, disturbed stones – even the bending of a blade of grass.

We teach the techniques of mantracking and subject-tracking to various clients through our partner brand Outdoor Professional – the Introduction to Tracking course provides a taste of what we teach to SAR, emergency service and other clients and is ideal for those who want to try tracking for real or find out a little more on the subject.

Original Outdoors has been teaching tracking to clients of all types for a number of years, developing new techniques and bringing skills from the world of SAR and law enforcement to other areas.

The Introduction to Tracking courses are roughly three hours in length and take place at two different locations in North Wales.

No previous experience is required other than being able to walk over slightly rough terrain, be able to kneel/bend to look at features on the ground. The courses take place in all weathers and outdoor clothing is required.

The locations for each course are listed next to the course dates above.

Course Content

  • The basics of how to interrogate a footprint and identifying partial prints
  • Reading vegetation and the disturbance of natural items
  • Basic use of a ‘tracking stick’ and how to improvise one
  • Estimating stride length
  • Basic wildlife tracking
  • Re-acquiring lost tracks and predicting behaviour
  • Marking tracks and recording information
  • Tracking Mythbusting

Course Locations

The Introduction to Tracking courses takes place at two locations in North Wales – Hope Mountain Country Park near Wrexham and Newborough Forest on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon). When you book a place on a course we will send you exact meeting instructions, as well as full joining instructions and an equipment list.


Do I need any special equipment?

As a minimum we ask people to bring outdoor clothing for a day of walking and moving slowly. We run the course in all weathers so you will need a waterproof coat, warm layers and hat/gloves for the winter courses.
You may also want to bring a notepad, camera and a small hand torch.
A full equipment list will be sent out when book a place on the course.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes – but it will have to be on a lead at all times and be well behaved. You are responsible for your own dog at all times, and must ensure that it does not disrupt the course or the enjoyment of other participants.

Can I purchase a gift voucher for this course?

Yes, you can purchase a gift voucher for somebody else by selecting the relevant option from the dropdown menu above. We can also create a custom PDF voucher that you can print off and give to the course recipient.
Terms and conditions for our Gift Vouchers can be found here.

Additional Information

Booking Date

12th January 2019, 14th December 2019, 2019 Gift Voucher, 27th July 2019, 5th October 2019

Who are we?

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor activity and training provider in North Wales.
We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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Original Outdoors
Maes Gwyn
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)

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