Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!
How to get 'back on track' when lost
author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks & Mountain Leader
1-day relocation skills & strategies - Yorkshire Dales
This 1-day Relocation skills courses in the Yorkshire Dales is ideal for experienced and accomplished hill-walkers who want to...
- Develop a set of reliable techniques to help you get back on track
- Stay calm and focussed when you are unsure of your location, and deal with the situation effectively
- Learn what information you can use around you to establish your location
- Understand the various strategies to use to get back on track
- Know what to do if you get misplaced or lost
- Brush up on your hill & navigation skills (bearings, contours, distance estimation etc)
During the course, we will move progressively into more challenging terrain and conditions, and we will actively seek out poor visibility and featureless terrain. Once we have coached you on the key relocation skills, then we will get you 'lost' so you can put your new skills into practice (you will always be accompanied by your instructor, so you won't be truly lost!).
- Skills, strategies & techniques for relocation when you are misplaced or lost
- Key Relocation skills for valleys, hills, featureless terrain and poor visibility
- Strategies for finding features (linear, area & spot features)
- Search techniques
- Importance of planning - escape routes & safety bearings
- Plus... brush up your key hill, map & navigation skills
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
9am: Meet at a country pub to discuss the day ahead over complementary tea/coffee.
9:30am - 5pm: Full day's relocation, navigation and hill skills training course in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk will usually cover between 6 and 8 miles over the course of the day, with plenty of rest stops and time to practise skills and ask questions.
5pm: De-brief back at the pub or cafe, and a well-earned drink!
PRICE PER PERSON
per person for the day
- Tea/coffee when we meet in the morning at a country pub
- Full day's hill skills & relocation training
- Course summary notes
- Use of our Berghaus gear if required
- OS map and compass for the day
- TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
This course is suitable for accomplished hill-walkers with good navigation skills. All participants must provide their own packed lunch and walking boots. Over 18s - our courses are designed for adults.
Mark Reid is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including 'The Inn Way' series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark Reid has walked over 16,000 miles of footpaths over the last decade. Mark has also appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the monthly TV walks series 'A Breath of Fresh Air' along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1's The Dales.
Experience & fitness:
- This course is suitable for accomplished hill-walkers with good navigation skills. Full training and guidance will be given during the day.
- All walks are tailored specifically for each group according to your needs, aspirations, experience and fitness levels. However, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the natural environment can be demanding at times.
- We usually cover around 6 to 8 miles over the course of the day, and there will be plenty of rest stops to learn new skills. The terrain we will be walking across will include uneven ground, rough terrain, stiles, stream crossings, open moorland (including heather), hills and open country tracks and lanes, as well as a number of ascents and descents; we may experience adverse weather conditions.
- We can provide full BERGHAUS walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 6,500 people out walking, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk of accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
Over 18s - our courses are designed for adults
- Terms and Conditions