Introduction to Map Reading & NavigationMap reading and Navigation Course in the Derbyshire Peak District

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 Spring 2018
• Saturday 7th April
Saturday 14th April now fully booked
• Saturday 5th May
• Saturday 12th May

Dates for Summer 2018
• Saturday 2nd June
• Saturday 9th June
• Saturday 7th July
• Saturday 28th July

Dates for autumn 2018
• Saturday 15th September
• Saturday 6th October
• Saturday 13th October

Cost £45

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.

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