Essential Skills

Essential Skills
£45 per person

New to hillwalking? Regular walker but keeps to waymarked routes or those in a book? Never learned to use a compass? Need to brush up on map skills learnt a while ago?

This course will help you learn essential navigation skills whilst enjoying a walk in the Yorkshire Dales.

The course will begin with an indoor introductory session then continue outside on easy terrain to learn and use navigation skills. You will;

  • Learn about using maps and what they can tell you including contours and grid references
    • Planning a route using a map
    • Estimating times and distances
    • What to take with you
    • Relating the map to what you can see
    • Using natural features to help navigate
    • Using a compass to orientate the map, take bearings and follow a course
    • Access rights and responsibilities

Other courses:
Hill and Moorland – £50 per person