AboutYou will spend 2 days in the outdoors learning both basic and more advanced navigation techniques such as grid references, relocation, compass bearings, aiming off, attack points, contour recognition and navigation on more technical, rougher and complex ground.
This is an ideal continuation for those who have undertaken a beginners course but also suitable for those who have not completed any other training. We will tailor exercises to each individuals ability.
One of the keys aspects in becoming a good navigator is to practise a wide range of navigation techniques and this really requires 2 full days of training, providing the time to practise the skills and learn from your course leader. The course cost does not include accommodation. All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
COVID-19 Tier Travel Guidance
We are currently not taking bookings for activities due to take place before mid February due to the National Lockdown.
We are still taking bookings for after this and expect to become very busy again after winter and recommend that people book early, especially for weekends activities. Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place in case of guidance to avoid travel. If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us.
Recap of basics: Scales, Symbols, Rights of Way, Contours.
Recap of basics: Distances - Measuring and Estimating, Pacing and Timing.
Grid system / references.
Navigation using contours - slope, shape, smaller & more complex features, Valleys vs. Spurs.
Basic navigation strategies - The 5 D's: Distance, Direction, Description, Duration, Danger.
Relocation: Transit Points, Intersection, Resection, Features.
Recap of compass basics: setting map and simple bearings from the map.
Walking on a bearing from both the map and the ground.
Following a bearing in bad visibility/darkness.
Aiming Off, Collecting features, Back bearings, Attack Points.
Aspect of Slope.
* Book with confidence COVID guarantee:
For any booking you are able to reschedule for up to 12 months or obtain a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees) if your booking cannot take place as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Just contact us if you need to change your booking, we can often arrange additional dates to those listed. As a small company and not in receipt of any government support rescheduling rather than cancelling is a big help to us.
Standard Cancellation Terms:
* Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).
* Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund. Alternative dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
What to bring
What to bring
- Warm Clothing