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Woodland Ways Walks - Int. Map reading and Navigation Course


Woodland Ways Walks - Int. Map reading and Navigation Course

£110.00

Course Location: Peak District

Course Time: 09.30 - 17.00

Course Duration: 2 days

Course size: 8 People per Instructor

Course Age Range: 18+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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Woodland Ways Walks - Int. Map reading and Navigation Course

Whether you are looking to acquire map and compass skills or advance an existing understanding of these skills come and join us for a fun and informative two days in the hills!

During this 2 day course you are invited to join our ML or WGL qualified instructors in the wonderful landscape of the peak district. Here you will develop your map and compass skills.

PLEASE NOTE ALTHOUGH THIS IS IN THE DAY COURSE CATEGORY THE COURSE RUNS MID WEEK OVER TWO DAYS, THIS IS TO ENABLE US TO ENJOY THE HILLS WITH FEWER PERSONS THAN WE WOULD FIND AT THE WEEKENDS AND ALLOWS US TO GET YOU MORE SKILLS. EACH DAY STARTS AT 09:30 AND ENDS AT 16:30

Initially we will brush up on the basics:

  • Interpreting the map within the landscape
  • Understanding scales
  • Calculating distances
  • Providing 4 and 6 figure grid references
  • Setting the map to ground.
  • Estimating timings

We will then move on to learn and put into practice some more advanced map and compass skills. These include:

  • Orientating the map to identify features
  • Calculating magnetic and grid bearings
  • Walking on a bearing
  • Use of attack points
  • Identification of hazards
  • Use of handrails
  • Relocation strategies
  • Equipment choice
  • Emergency procedures
  • and probably the most important skill to learn of all… contour interpretation.

The course is run entirely out on the hills and is completely "hands on". You will be provided with a map of the area and guided through all of the above skills to provide you with the confidence to plan and execute your own navigational lowland walks using the footpath network.

This course is run by our instructors holding either the Mountain Leader Award, the Hill and Moorland Award or the Walking Group Leader Award.

This course begins in Edale within the Peak District National Park. Each day runs from 09:30-17:00 and you will be expected to find your own accomodation. 

Coopers campsite in Edale is highly recomended with a cafe on site, alternatively there are numerous B&B's in and around the local area. You will need to provide your own packed lunch each day and meals are available in the village pub.


This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "18 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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