Outdoor Skills

ADVANCED NAVIGATION COURSE YORKSHIRE DALES

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

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NB: we are currently unable to provide any outdoor clothing or kit.

Advanced Navigation Skills courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Mountain Leader
PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS COURSES: NOV 2019 / JULY 2020

Preparing for your ML Assessment?
Working towards your NNAS Gold Award?
Competent Navigator who wants to perfect your skills?

1-day Advanced Navigation Skills course in the Yorkshire Dales – ideal for experienced and accomplished hill-walkers.

During the course, we will move progressively into more challenging terrain and conditions, and we will actively seek out poor visibility and complex landform.

COURSE CONTENT
  • Planning ahead – weather forecasts, clothing and kit for the hills
  • Navigation skills, strategies & techniques
  • Poor visibility and night navigation strategies
  • Micro and macro navigation
  • Compass bearings (map to ground and ground to map)
  • Slope aspect and fall lines
  • Navigating using contours
  • Continuous location and relocation skills
  • Accurate distance estimation over challenging terrain
  • Use of different map scales: 1:25k, 1:40k and 1:50k

NB: This course is suitable for experienced hill-walkers and navigators

Advanced Navigation Skills courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Mountain Leader

OUTLINE OF THE COURSE

Pre-course: Unlimited access to our online video tutorialsWatching these videos before the course will allow us more practical time outdoors, and allow you more time to absorb concepts and skills.

  • Understanding Contours
  • How & When to Use a Compass
  • Navigation Strategies
  • Weather Forecasts & Conditions
  • Essential Kit & Looking after Yourself

9:30am: Meet at a village car park in the Yorkshire Dales (with facilities)

9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s Advanced Navigation Training course in the Howgill Fells or 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. The terrain will be complex, challenging and rough hills and moorland. We may experience poor visibility (mist and/or darkness).

4:30pm – 5pm: 
De-brief back at the village.

Advanced Navigation Skills courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Mountain Leader

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This includes:

  • Unlimited access to 5 Video Tutorials covering key aspects of contours & hill skills
  • Full day's Advanced Navigation Skills training
  • OS map and compass for the day
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
This course is suitable for accomplished hill-walkers who want to improve and consolidate their navigation skills. Please provide your own packed lunch.
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