March 25th & 26th with a full complement of ten persons.
Our April 22nd & 23rd Course has two groups running and has just three spaces left - book now to avoid missing out on this course!
Our May 27th & 28th Course has two people booked on but we need at least another two persons for it to run. The same applies to our September 23rd & 24th Navigation Skills Training Weekend - we need another two persons in order for it to run so please get booked on!
At £80 per person for a two day 16 hour course, these represent exceptional value for money.
Our Navigation Skills Weekend Courses are designed to give you the skills and ability to venture into the UK's mountains in any conditions with confidence.
View our Course dates here.
Orientating the map to aid identification of features on the ground.
Identifying features on the ground from information on the map.
Measuring distance on the map
Pacing distances on the ground
Finding tick off features
"Handrailing" ie following a linear feature such as a road, track footpath or bridleway.
Using the grid system on the map to locate a specific place using 4, 6 & 8 figure Grid References.
Using a compass to take a bearing, then walking between Grid References.
Naismith's Rule - how to time between Grid References.
Day two sees us go further up the Kentmere Valley on to higher ground to consolidate skills learnt on day one and add additional skills such as :-
Using the compass to identify an unknown object or location from a known pointand
transposing between map scales - ie identifying features or objects on different map scales. We will be working between OS 1:25 AND 1:50'000 map scales.
You need to bring your own compass and this must be the civilian specification Silva Type 4 Expedition Compass shown, at it's current best UK price here.
Our Navigation Skills Training Weekends are also suitable for anyone wanting a Navigation Skills Refresher prior to attending a Summer Mountain-walking Leader Training or Assessment Course or Re-assessment.
Contact us here or call Iain on 07761 483364 to book your place now! We look forward to working with you.