Essential Navigation Skills

Essential Navigation Skills – £40 per person

New to hillwalking? Regular walker but keeps to waymarked routes or ? 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