27/10/2018 09:45 - 28/10/2018 16:30

Based at the visitor centre this two day course is a great starting point before heading out into the hills.  It is ideal for those new to navigating with a map and compass or those looking to refresh their skills.  During the two days the course will cover many aspects of how to stay safe with a few classroom sessions mixed in with plenty of practical training based on the local hills. 

On Day one we'll look at the equipment we use, what to look for when purchasing new and how to look after it; how to make sense of a weather forecast and the decisions we need to make when planning a day out; understanding commonly used maps, scales, symbols and the shape of the hills we're walking over; Practical skills in route planning and basic navigation.

On Day Two we'll head out on a day walk.  With plenty of practical opportunities along the way we'll add to your skills and look at simple navigation strategies including using a compass.  The aim at the end of the two days is to give you the confidence to plan your own routes, head out on your local hills and most importantly, return safely.

The course is accredited by the NNAS and leads to its Bronze Navigation Award.  It is run by Manzoku Climbing & Mountaineering, a local company with over 25 years’ experience of helping people safely enjoy the hills and mountains of the UK.

£115.00 per person.  Course needs a minimum of 2 participants to run.  This will be confirmed one week before the course.