Basic Navigation and Exploring Day

This 1 day course is for anyone wishing to learn some basic navigation skills to help them explore and enjoy the outdoors more.

SUITABILITY: 14yrs+

SESSION: 9.00am – 4.30pm

LOCATION: Padworth, Berkshire Area (This will be emailed to you when you book)

£40.00

Course Detail

This 1 day course is for anyone wishing to learn some basic navigation skills to help them explore and enjoy the outdoors more.

This is a great opportunity to learn:

• Basic Map Reading and how GPS works
• Learning how to use a Compass (Simple Bearings and Trigonometry)
• Measuring Distance and Making your own Pace Beads
• Learn about daylight hours left in the day to walk
• Finding North using the Sun
• Route Planning and Simple Risk Assessment
• Dressing for the season
• Basic Every Day Carry Kits (EDC’s)

The day will close with your very own certificate of attendance and hopefully make new friends with the other members.

Additional Information

Max 15 people per course.

We will provide a Buffet Lunch with an option of hot /cold snacks depending on the season, Tea, Coffee and Squash will be available at set times during the day to keep you hydrated, the site has flushing toilets and hot running water too.

Please bring with you a small rucksack, a mug and a drinks bottle (not glass). A handful of snacks, personal waterproofs, notepad and pencil, small face / hand cloth.