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June 4, 2022

Intermediate Navigation Course

Long Preston

The 1-day course is for those wanting to develop their map skills, leave paths and use a compass to navigate confidently on open land.

  • Use a compass to take a bearing both in clear and cloudy conditions (ie: from the land or from a map)
  • Follow a bearing accurately on rough/featureless ground.
  • Employ relocation strategies when lost on open ground.
  • Understand and apply the following components of a navigational strategy ‘aiming off’, ‘attack points’, ‘collecting features’.
  • Learn how to use contour features effectively; both large and small, on the map and on the ground.
  • Judge distance accurately on the map and on the ground.
  • Plan a more complicated walk or route with estimated timings.