The ability to navigate when out on a walk is an essential safety skill. Whether on a mountain, bridleway, footpath or Moor, the ability to know where you have been, where you are and where you are going is fundamental.

Join SAAIGOutdoors on this refresher course. If you have learnt to navigate before, but aren’t too sure anymore, then this course is for you. We will take you through the basics again, allowing you to navigate on marked paths, footpaths, tracks, Dales and Mountains alike. This course is also good for those with little or no experience of navigating with a map and compass.

EVENT DATESMay 11th
June 8th
July 13th
Aug 10th
Sept 14th
LOCATIONIngleton
START TIME2:00 PM
END TIMEApproximately 5:30 PM
EVENT CONTENTBasic Navigation Skills – Map scales, rights of way, compass fundamentals, distance and direction gauging. Timing and pacing. Map orientation, bearings and lots more.
Route Planning, hazards and the avoidance of.
KIT LIST TYPEWalking Kit List – Download PDF
WHAT WILL I NEED
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Food/Packed Lunch
Kit List (From above detail)
WHAT WE PROVIDESuitable Compass and Maps
NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation
Personal  Equipment
Lunch and Evening Meals
PRE REQUISITESA General level of fitness
Ability to walk for 4 hrs carrying a small rucksack

 

 

1

14:00-14:15 Arrive

Meeting in Inglesport Cafe in the centre of Ingleton (unless otherwise informed), stock up on breakfast, brews and equipment before we head out for the morning.
2

14:15-17:00 Navigation

You will refine your understanding and hone the techniques required to develop a better understanding of navigation strategy – Distance, Direction, Check off and Overshoot.  Practice measuring distances using timing and pacing. Hone your technique for following a bearing in poor visibility, improve your route-finding and route planning skills – using natural features and hazard avoidance.
3

17:00-17:30 Relax

Back to base, for a cuppa, chat, review and relax.