Have you ever wanted to learn to navigate but felt that everyone on the course would be so much more advanced than you? If so, this FREE half-day training event (from 10am to 3pm) is specifically designed to take you through some of the basics of navigation in a comfortable environment with like-minded individuals. The groups will be small (no more than 4 people) so you will be in good hands to freely ask as many questions as you like, whilst enjoying plenty of outdoor practice.
We’ll cover (amongst other things):
- Orienting your map to identifiable features
- Identify map features
- Use grid references
- Walk on a bearing
- Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing and pacing
- Discuss personal access responsibilities and the Countryside Code
This event is recommended as a precursor to our NNAS Bronze and Silver Awards.
I am looking for “expressions of interest” at the moment so if you’re keen to start on your navigation journey, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort out some dates during March – please indicate if weekdays or weekends suit best.
You will need:
- An OS OL12 Explorer map (In weatherproof format)
- A compass (I recommend Silva Type 4 Expedition (360) with a full size base plate
- A fine permanent marker pen
- Your packed lunch and fluids
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions
- You will be required to complete a medical consent form before commencement
I really look forward to welcoming you on to this event and to support you to take your first steps to enjoying some true Freedom Days on the hills and mountains.