Sun 11th Apr, 2021

Training: Navigation for Hikers and Hillwalkers

Emily Thompson

BOOKING: Required/Recommended.
Please contact the meet leader or the club.

The course will be delivered by club member Emily Thompson who is a qualified Mountain Leader and registered provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme.

The 1 day course teaches navigation skills for use on open moorlands and in the mountains away from footpaths.

The course will be tailored to the abilities of the group so all welcome. Booking is essential as there are limited places. 

During the day you will develop skills required to navigate to detailed features. We will look at accurate compass work, and an ability to use a multitude of navigational techniques to travel across country. You will learn which techniques are appropriate for specific terrain, for example; choosing an appropriate attack point, using pacing and timing, contour interpretation, navigational tactics and route finding. The skills learned are essential for navigating in poor visibility and for night navigation.

The course is free to members, and I hope you will all consider joining for a day of skill building before summer. 

Emily Thompson

Please note:
Due to Covid restrictions many meets have been cancelled and remaining meets are members only. Please check back after the restrictions are lifted.

Intending to Attend:
Andy S
Gowry Sisupalan
Andrew Pierce
James Meakin
Joe Dugdale
Duncan Zerafa
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