NOTE: Courses until end of May 2020 at least are postponed due to the Corona Virus crisis.
Short (3-hour) map reading courses being held in conjunction with the National Forest as part of the annual Walking Festival. Designed to equip participants with map reading and navigation skills, to enable them to explore local trails and access land independently.
The programme is designed to enable participants to progress through different levels, with opportunity to practice in between. Or, to attend any of the sessions as a one off.
There are 3 courses, the first 2 of which will be held twice.
1. Basic Map Reading & Navigation:
Th basic level will be focused on understanding a detailed map, and using it to find and follow routes. After a short indoor theory session, the group will head outdoors to learn and practice out in the local countryside.
2. Intermediate Map Reading & Navigation:
The intermediate course will explore slightly more advanced skills. It will focus more on using a compass in conjunction with the map, and navigating where paths are less well defined. Practical session.
3. Practising Map Reading & Navigation:
The final session is an opportunity to practice the skills learnt on the earlier sessions, and build confidence under the guidance of the tutors.
Each session will involve a walk of between 2 and three miles, with stops along the way to discuss learning points.
The schedule of courses is as follows:
Basic Map Reading & Navigation:
19th May & 2nd June 2020, 6pm to 9pm at Moira Furnace, Moira (DE12 6AT)
Intermediate Map Reading & Navigation:
26th May & 9th June, 6pm to 9pm
Practising Map Reading & Navigation:
16th June, 6pm to 9pm at Calke Explore, Ticknall (DE73 7LE)
Price is £20 per session or £50 for all three.
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