A 1 day map reading course, which will set you up with the basics of using a map and compass over easy terrain.
Are you new to hill walking, a regular walker, but always follow a book, or have never learned to use a compass? If so, this is the course for you!
Learn basic map reading and navigation skills whilst enjoying a short walk in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.
Course content includes understanding Ordnance Survey maps, using a compass, planning a route, working out where you are.
Dates for autumn 2018
• Saturday 15th September
Saturday 6th October now fully booked
Saturday 13th October now fully booked
Saturday 10th November now fully booked
Saturday 17th November now fully booked
Saturday 1st December Contact us to check availability
Dates for Winter 2019
• Saturday 5th January
• Saturday 12th January
• Saturday 2nd February
• Saturday 9th February
• Saturday 2nd March
• Saturday 9th March
• Saturday 30th March
The course starts with an inside session, followed by a walk through fields and easy terrain using a map and compass.
• using different maps
• contours relief & height
• using a compass
• taking a bearing from the map & walking on it
• planning a route
• pacing and timing
The course is based in Foolow, starting at 10:00 am and finishing at 4:30 pm.
To make a booking choose the course date from the drop down menu below and click on the ‘book now’ button.
You might also be interested in our follow-on course “Moving on to Moorland Navigation”
or a weekend of learning skills on our Silver National Navigation Award Course.