Bespoke navigation training and coaching at request to suit your needs.

Bespoke navigation training and coaching at request to suit your needs.

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If you are completely new to map reading, find yourself relying on sketchy descriptions from guide books or you would simply like to understand the basics of using a map and compass then this is the course for you. It is also ideal for someone who wants to refresh their skills or boost confidence.

The course starts with an inside session (including the obligatory refreshments), covering the basic terminology and essential theory of map reading to include the following:

·        Map types & Information (what the symbols mean and how to interpret them).

·        The Compass (understanding the parts and what they do).

·        The Grid System and Grid References (pinpointing and identifying locations).

·        Contours, Height & Shape (understanding lumps and bumps in the ground).

·        Bearings (understanding types of bearing and direction).

·        Route Planning (picking a basic suitable route).

This session is then followed up with a gentle valley walk putting it all into the most important method of learning map reading, practice, where we will cover the following:

·        Orientating the map (pointing it the right way).

·        Relating map to ground (confirming locations).

·        Walking on a bearing (take a map bearing and following your chosen route).

·        Confirmation (tips to gain confidence that you are going the right way).

The course will take approximately 6-8 hours, or slightly longer should someone need that extra little bit. It’s never happened yet but at the end of the day I want you to go away happy that you can confidently carry out these skills.

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LOCATIONS & COST

ESSEX, SUFFOLK & NORFOLK

£60 Per Person (Min of 1 person booking) 

£165 for a group booking of 3

£200 for a group booking of 4

SCOTLAND

£70 Per Person (Min of 3 people booking)

£195 for a group booking of 3

£240 for a group booking of 4

WALES, LAKE DISTRICT & PEAK DISTRICT

£60 Per Person (Min of 3 people booking)

£165 for a group booking of 3

£200 for a group booking of 4


INCLUDED IN THE COST

Navigation training for the day, minimum of 6 hours. (more if it is required).

Ongoing future support by phone & email. 

10% OFF all future bookings for any further training.

NOT INCLUDED

Travel & Accommodation.

Food & Drink.

Personal Insurance.