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.
Due to the Coronavirus regulations we are minimising course numbers and will ensure all borrowed items have been sanitised. Please bring your own hand sanitiser. If you have had any virus symptoms or been in contact with anyone who has the virus, please do not come on the course. We would rather you re-arrange or we will offer you a full refund. Please note we have postponed our courses for January and early February and will be reviewing dats as the situation evolves.
Dates for Winter 2021
Saturday 20th February now fully booked
• Saturday 6th March now fully booked
• Saturday 13th March now fully booked
• Saturday 27th March now fully booked
Dates for Spring 2021
• Saturday 10th April
Saturday 17th April now fully booked
• Saturday 1st May
• Friday 21st May
• Saturday 22nd May
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 starts 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
or buy this course as a gift for Christmas or birthday