Navigation Weekend Course
2- day Navigation Course for walkers, climbers, MTBers and bushcrafters held in North Wales
£110.00 per person
The navigation courses from Original Outdoors are tailor-made for people who want to learn the basic navigation skills that anybody heading out into the hills should know. We cover basic map work, using a compass, grid references and a variety of techniques for getting from A to B. We also cover techniques for relocating yourself if you should become lost. It takes place on rolling moorland terrain and woodland in areas chosen to provide an achievable challenge for students.
You will be learning with one of our qualified Mountain Leaders, and you will get plenty of chance to practice your skills as you progress through the weekend. You won’t even need to take notes, as we will post or email information sheets to you after the course. The group sizes are kept small, usually 1:6 ratio. If we have larger groups we use a second instructor to reduce the ratio. You will not be forced to march vast distances over tough terrain, and the pace of the course will be dictated by the ability of the group. Each of our instructors learnt to navigate from scratch, and they understand what it is like to learn a new skill in the outdoors.
This entry-level navigation course takes place in North Wales, either in the Clwydian Range AONB or the Snowdonia National Park. We will meet each morning at a pre-arranged location to suit the conditions and the group. The course is non-residential, but we can provide lists of local accommodation options if you are travelling from further afield.
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The course syllabus includes:
- Maps – Scales, symbols and types.
- Grid references – How they work, why we use them and how to plot them
- How to use a compass correctly
- Taking and following bearings
- Reading the map and contour interpretation
- Handrailing linear features
- Aiming off
- Attack points and catch features
- Relocation techniques
- Route cards and safety planning
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