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.
The course take place in and around the village of Foolow and starts with an introductory 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 finishes around 4:30 pm.
Dates for Winter 2024
- Saturday 24th February
- Saturday 9th March
- Saturday 23rd March
Dates for Spring 2024
- Saturday 6th April
- Saturday 20th April
- Saturday 11th May
- Saturday 18th May
- Saturday 1st June
- Saturday 15th June
- 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