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Mountain Navigation Skills Course

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Cross Keys Inn

Running Hill Gate

Uppermill

OL3 6LW

United Kingdom

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This 1 day navigation course is aimed at beginners and those wishing to improve their navigation skills.

After a morning theory session, we will spend the day in the beautiful hills and valleys of the northern Peak District, practising all of the essential skills of navigation that you will need in order to independently enjoy walking and exploring mountain and moorland regions.

The course includes:

  • Understanding and selecting different maps
  • Understanding contour lines
  • Be able to give accurate grid references
  • Effectively plan and follow safe walking routes
  • Effective use of the compass
  • Take accurate compass bearings
  • Learn how to Pace count
  • Use accurate Time & Distance calculations
  • Learn how to relocate yourself if lost
  • Learn new outdoor skills and hill safety techniques
  • Learn how to move safely over rough and steep ground
  • What to do if emergencies should occur
  • Advice on kit selection and what to carry when walking in the hills
  • Free time & distance calculator and course handbook

Navigation is a practical skill and therefore we will be spending most of the day outdoors, learning and developing your skills. The course is delivered by an experienced mountain guide, author, navigation instructor and Mountain Rescue team member, with experience of working in mountainous, desert and jungle regions throughout the world.

The course is run in a friendly and social manner, at a pace that allows everyone the opportunity to learn effectively throughout the day. At the end of the course, there will be an opportunity to chat and discuss future adventures over a rewarding pint and a wonderful meal in the historic Cross Key's Inn.

Please bring suitable clothing, footwear, rucksack and a packed lunch.

For further details email: info@journeymanguides.co.uk

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Running Hill Gate

Uppermill

OL3 6LW

United Kingdom

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