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March 27, 2022

Beginner Navigation Course

Long Preston

A 1-day course for beginners who want to be able to use a map confidently in the outdoors, plan your own walks and follow paths and other linear features:

  • Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.
  • Plan a suitable walk that takes you away from the crowds.
  • Orientate the map with and without a compass enabling you to ‘read’ the land around you.
  • Choose simple navigation strategies and routes.
  • Estimate how long a walk will take using the map.
  • Understanding contours and how to use them assess the steepness and shape of the land.
  • Use relocation techniques using the land around you
  • Understand access rights and responsibilities inc the Countryside Code