This beginner navigation course will give you the skills to explore the great outdoors with complete confidence. You will learn how to use a map and compass, and interpret it to the lie of the land and features. And find your way around. It is a very freeing feeling being able to map read, and knowing where you are at all times. No previous navigation experience is required.
On the Beginner Navigation Course, we will cover the following areas:
- Map reading
- Understanding cartographic symbols
- Interpreting contour lines and envisaging the terrain
- Identifying features
- Compass skills
- Grid references
- Compass bearings
We will also be looking at:
- Planning a journey
- Basic weather forecasting and knowledge
- Access and conservation
An ideal course for anyone who wants to be self sufficient in the hills and mountains. Whether you are a hill walker keen to learn to use a map and compass effectively, a climber who would like to be able to navigate to and from the cliff. Or someone looking to enrol in one of the Leadership schemes from Mountain Training.