Outdoor Skills

ADVANCED NAVIGATION MASTERCLASS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

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

1-day Advanced Navigation Skills Masterclass in the Yorkshire Dales

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

This 1-day Advanced Navigation Skills Masterclass is 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

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 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 will be navigating in the dark for the final hour or so.

5pm: 
De-brief back at the pub or cafe, and a well-earned drink!

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This includes:

  • Tea/coffee when we meet in the morning at a country pub
  • Full day's Advanced Navigation Skills training
  • Use of our Outdoor gear if required
  • 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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