This course is intended to give you the skills to safely navigate in UK mountainous terrain. Equip yourself with the tools, techniques and knowledge required to stay safe in various weather conditions that may be encountered in the UK uplands
Primarily focusing on navigation, a basic course overview is set out below:
An introduction to map and scales, and choosing the right map for the route planned.
Orienting the map using the landscape around you, and a compass needle.
Measuring distances on the map and timing techniques to calculate distances over varying terrain.
An introduction to the compass, its features and how it works with the map.
Walking with an oriented map following linear features (walls, streams, boundary lines etc).
Using a magnetic compass to determine direction of travel.
Navigating to prominent land-forms and features.
This course is a full day in the lake District mountains with an ascent to above 600m so a good level of fitness is required by all participants. Under 18`s must be accompanied by an adult. Full details including meeting point sent within 4 weeks of booking confirmation.
Please ensure that you read our T's and C's, cancellation policy and refund policy prior to making any bookings.