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 admin@freedom-days.co.uk 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.

Kind regards

Jane