The ability to navigate in the dark or poor visibility is a great skill to have. 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, especially at night.

Join SAAIGOutdoors on this exciting and fun course. If you have learnt to navigate before, want to learn how to navigate in poor visibility, then this course is for you. We will take you through the basics 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 DATES Apr 6th
May 4th
June 1st
July 6th
Aug 3rd
Sept 7th
Oct 5th
LOCATION Ingleton – Location TBC
START TIME 8:00 PM (dependent on dusk)
END TIME Approximately 10:30 PM
EVENT CONTENT Basic Navigation Skills – Map scales, distance and direction gauging. Timing and pacing. Bearing to points, altimeters, GPSs and lots more.
Mountain Weather
Route Planning
Hazards and the avoidance of
KIT LIST TYPE Walking Kit List – Download PDF
WHAT WILL I NEED
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Food/Packed Lunch
Headtorch & hand torch & spare batteries (Hire possible)
Kit List (From above detail)
WHAT WE PROVIDE Suitable Compass and Maps
NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation
Personal  Equipment
Lunch and Evening Meals
PRE REQUISITES A General level of fitness
Ability to walk for 2-3 hrs carrying a small rucksack

 

 

1

20:00-20:15 Arrive

Meeting in Ingleton (unless otherwise informed), a quick kit check before we head off.
2

20:15-22:15 Navigation

You will refine your understanding and hone the techniques required to develop a better understanding of navigation in poor visibility – 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 more.
3

22:15-22:30 Relax

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