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 2019
• Wednesday 13th November
Saturday 23rd November now fully booked
Dates for Winter 2020
• Saturday 4th January
• Saturday 11th January
• Saturday 1st February
• Saturday 8th February
• Saturday 7th March
• Saturday 14th March
• Saturday 28th March
• Friday 3rd April
• Saturday 4th April
• Saturday 18th April
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.