Basic Navigation skills with Bob Evans our Mountain Leader
Basic Navigation skills
This course is ideal for those who are not confident with maps and want to make sure that should their sat-nav or gps device fail… they will be able to get back safely. Also great for planning walks and understanding an area you may be visiting.
Launched at our Festivals in 2018 with rave reviews, this workshop which is a mix of practical and indoor learning will ensure you enjoy using maps and compasses in the future.
GETTING TO GRIP WITH MAPS
What is a map? This session will teach you about scales and symbols. Using simple and fun practical exercises the mystery of maps will be discovered. A fundamental skill for any navigator is being able to orientate a map. You will be taken through the stages of how to orientate a map using different methods and by the end of the session you will understand and be using a basic map skill confidently by yourself.
MASTERING THE COMPASS Confused by compasses, bearings and measuring distances? This workshop will take you through practical, easy and fun tasks to understand how the compass works along with additional tasks that you can use the compass for. You will take part in simple practical games and activities using the compass and you will be able to personalise your pacing to measure distance accurately. If you didn’t know that Naughty Elephants Squirt Water, then come and find out why!