£45

Map reading for trail runners

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Ponderosa Cafe

Horseshoe Pass

Llangollen

LL20 8DR

United Kingdom

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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 at the Ponderosa Cafe

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 Moel Gyw and look at the maze of paths and how you can decide which one you want to take! Over the next few hours we'll have a look at some of the shapes and features we can use to get about using a map. Depending on the weather we will either return to the cafe for a warm up and food, or if everyone agrees we'll stay out on the hill.

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 be prepared for any weather. We will not be covering a huge amount of ground, but as an indication it will be a maximum of 10km.

Required equipment

  • Clothing for a walk, and standing still 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
  • Food for lunch if on the hill
  • 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 - Wrexham & Llangollen 256 - this is for you to take away afterwards.

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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Ponderosa Cafe

Horseshoe Pass

Llangollen

LL20 8DR

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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