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1 Day Beginner's Navigation Training

  • Location Peak District
  • Price from £75.00
  • Survival / Bushcraft
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure

Highlights

This beginners navigation training course is ideal for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their existing skills. 
You will learn the basics necessary to navigate on paths with a map and compass, enabling you to have the confidence to start exploring the great outdoors. The course will provide you with the time to practise your new skills and the time will be spent in the outdoors with a map and compass around Edale in Derbyshire. Initially the course starts in the valley on easy terrain and will then usually progress onto rougher and slightly more complex moorland. 
Our maximum group size is currently 6. 

Course Content
  • Understanding maps - Scales, Symbols, Rights of Way, Contours
  • Distances - Measuring and Estimating, Pacing and Timing 
  • The Compass - introduction & simple bearings 
  • Setting a map (with and without a compass) 
  • Basic navigation strategies - The 5 D's: Distance, Direction, Description, Duration, Danger

Terrain
During the training you will be walking both on and off paths. The morning is likely to take place in the valley on a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths and also off paths across grassy fields. In the afternoon we will most likely head up towards Kinder Scout which can be rough in places and includes 1 fairly long hill. The hill up to Kinder is a steady climb of about 400m (1300ft). On Kinder the terrain is open moorland with heather and rough grass. At any time of year there are likely to be some muddy sections and the path becomes rougher and a little rocky in places. When we leave the paths on Kinder the ground is very uneven with potential for hidden bumps and holes under the vegetation.

Further details and a recommended gear list will be sent to you after booking. You can also visit our website for full details.

COVID-19 Guidance All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. If you would like further information or have any concerns please contact us or visit our website.

Book with Confidence Guarantee
In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • Charity fundraising

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

    What's included

  • Other Full instruction from experienced qualified Mountain Leader.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Hiking Boots essential. A full list or recommended gear including appropriate map and compass is available at www.myGuidedWalks.co.uk and will be provided upon booking or you can contact us in advance for more information.

Cancellations

Custom Policy

Book with confidence COVID guarantee:
In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

Standard Cancellation Terms:

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus booking or payment processing fees). 
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund. Alternative dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Minimum Numbers: Open group walks operate with a minimum number of 2 participants. If you are the only person to book on a walk or course we may contact you to offer you the choice of swapping to an alternative date or activity or to receive a full refund. Navigation Training courses, private guiding and other bespoke activities have no minimum numbers.
For full terms and conditions please visit our website

Location

Peak District

Provider

myGuidedWalks

myGuidedWalks

myGuidedWalks is the experience provider for 1 Day Beginner's Navigation Training