By acquiring the skills and knowledge taught to you, on the courses, you will be able to navigate with confidence (You will need to practice the skills you are taught - to gain that confidence).
You will be taught to recognize the features on the map that rarely change, the shape and elevation of the hills (contours), the streams and rivers, and use those to confirm your location.
Courses based on the
North York Moors.
The terrain on the moors can be pretty
featureless, if you can navigate on the moors, you can navigate anywhere!
These courses are available to everyone who uses the great outdoors, not just those who want a qualification or certificate.
Practical based, so no matter what your background or skill level you will be able to
come along and learn.
Ask as many questions as you want - someone
else might want to ask, the same 'silly question'
as you, but be afraid to ask.
You may say, "I don't need to learn to use a map
& compass, I have my phone/GPS device."
They require batteries which can drain or the device may break, leaving you stranded.
Always carry a map & compass and importantly
learn how to use them. Having map reading skills
are for necessary for walkers & hikers.
Old Plodder = Jim Haskell, no longer young
& a retired police officer.
I am active; walking & backpacking, just enjoying being outdoors. Watch my YouTube videos.
The opportunities abound living in the
North of England.
Ordnance Survey Maps are some of the best maps in the World.
However, even before they are published some of the data on them is out of date, and paper maps are only updated about every
seven years. (Major changes on electronic devices updated more regularly-ish)
Footpaths are diverted, forests & woods are felled or planted, field boundaries are moved or disappear.
Public rights of way on the map, are not apparent on the ground, or what you think is the path is actually just a sheep track.
This is all true for electronic devices too !!!
The one day Basic Navigation Course is for those who wish to learn to navigate safely in the outdoors, using a map & compass. Electronic devices can fail.
The basic one day course costs £65.00
The two day course offers more depth of knowledge and skill, with far more practice, learning to Micro Navigate The two days do not have to be taken consecutively, allowing time to practice their new skills before progressing to the next level
The two day basic & advanced course costs £110.
Please contact Jim Haskell on 07597165258 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange where to send the
Once arrange you can purchase the gift voucher online
by following the link on the photos opposite.
See the contents of the various Courses Available here.
Fully insured. Outdoor & Mountain First Aid Qualified.
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