Having run Navigation and Hillskills Courses for a number of years now we believe we have a winning formula.
The of Basic Navigation course is aimed at those with little or no experience of map and compass work and has also proved popular with those who are not confident of their skills.
Discover how contours can be read to give a wealth of information. Master the skills involved in using map and compass. Find out why people get lost and what to do about it if you do.
Map options and scales
Relating the map to the ground and the ground to the map.
Route choice techniques
The 5D’s (the secret to all navigation)
Pacing and judging distances
Traffic light navigation
A talk on Mountain Safety- Hill skills and Mountain Rescue usually follows at the debrief over tea and biscuits.
The courses are run in the Peak District, some group courses are based at Woodhead Mountain Rescue teams new training facility the Woodhead Barn which is located on the edge of the Peak District, with Bleaklow on our doorstep and if you can navigate here you can navigate anywhere.
The cost is £50 PP for the group course.
Private courses are available at any time, prices on request depending on numbers but start at £130 for up to 2 people for the day.
We work on a tried and trusted 4:1 ration, Participants meet for tea and biscuits at 8.45 for a 9.00am start. Courses finish between 5.00 and 6.00pm.
For those who are happy navigating in daylight and want to add to their skills.
This is run in the peak but can be done as part of a weekend trip in any suitable area.
Night Navigation courses start in the new year. I plan to run them every second Thursday in the month. I’ve three routes planned dependent on the weather they will run through till April.
Duration 3 hours. Instructor ratio no more than 4:1
Price £30 per person
Private lessons are also available tailored to your needs and location. Price on request
Guide runs/walks over the hills can be arranged and have proved a popular with those who want aprivate lesson.
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