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NAVIGATION COURSE.

The course aims to provide a grounding in the map and compass skills necessary for accurate navigation in mountain and moorland terrain.

Course Format.

One evening of theory followed by a full day's practical work in the Peak District, usually a Saturday . Topics covered are as follows:

  Which map?
  Map symbols.
  Contour lines.
  The grid system and grid references.
  Estimating and measuring distances.
  Which compass?
  Cardinal Points.
  Compass Components
  Which North? Magnetic and Grid North.
  Taking a bearing.
  Map to ground navigation.
  Ground to map navigation.
  Estimating time and dead reckoning..
  Pacing as an aid to navigation.

Course Fee.

£15 payable in advance (non refundable from 2 weeks prior to course date unless Foothills cancels) .

What You Will Need.

1.
  OS Outdoor Leisure/Explorer map 1, Dark Peak.
2.
  Map case, approved walking compass ( needed for the theory evening).
3.
  For the day’s practical on the moors, appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn and a packed lunch is also needed.

To Book.

Courses are run between March and September. Call in at the shop or email us for course dates and an update on available spaces.

  
 
11 Edgedale Rd   tel:   0114 258 6228
Sheffield   fax:   0114 258 4810
S7 2BQ   email:   advice@foothills.co.uk