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Map reading for trail runners

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Tafarn y Fic

Llithfaen

LL53 6PA

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Maps can tell us a story of journeys, they can help us plan runs and keep us going the right way whilst we're out. Reading a map well and confidently is the start of fantastic navigation skills.

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We will meet in Tafarn y Fic, Llithfaen.

To begin with we'll have a look at some of detail that is actually on the map - like why some numbers are black and some are brown, and what to think about when you're looking at a map for the first time.

After about an hour we'll head up on to Yr Eifl and look at the maze of paths and how you can decide which one you want to take! Over the next 3hrs we'll have a look at some of the shapes and features we can use to get about using a map.

What level is this?

Although this is aimed at runners - this WILL NOT be a running trip. Using a map is about seeing detail so we'll be doing this as a walk (you can practise running on your own). You should be confident that you can spend a 3 or 4 hours out walking and are prepared for any weather. We will not be covering a huge amount of ground, but as an indication it will be a maximum of 8km.

Required equipment

  • Clothing for a walk in the hills – suitable for the weather on the day, this could be a sunhat or warm, and full waterproof body cover
  • Footwear suitable for a mountain environment
  • A few snacks
  • At least 500ml of water

What we will provide

Included in the course cost is a waterproof map of the area, and the digital download too (RRP £15). This is the OS Explorer Active - 254 - Lleyn Peninsula East - this is for you to take away afterwards. If you want a copy of the West end of the Lleyn Peninsula we can sell you this additionally (£10 on this course), let us know beforehand and we'll bring the right number.

We will loan you a Silva Ranger compasses for the course - we won't use it a lot, but there are a couple of useful things about having a compass with you!

Katie and Ash are both qualified mountain leaders and National Navigation Award Scheme Tutors – we also provide fully insured mountain guiding.

Please note although we love dogs, we cannot allow dogs with participants on this day.

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Llithfaen

LL53 6PA

United Kingdom

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