Our Learn to Navigate are a great introduction to navigation. Over the course of an afternoon you will learn some of the basics of navigation. We will look at fundamentals such as how to read a map and use a compass. On this course you will learn at a pace that suits you.
Learning how to navigate allows you more freedom when to explore. Having an understanding of how to read a map and use a compass means that you don’t need to rely on other people to lead you.
When you learn to navigate you gain the ability to pick up a map and plan routes; opening up a wide possibility of options when you head for a day out.
What will I learn on the learn to navigate course?
We don’t have any specific learning outcomes for this course is other than to provide an solid introduction to the subject of navigation. On the day of the course we’ll tailor the learning to suit you, the learner. You are likely to cover the following topics;
- Understanding map symbols, scales and different kinds of maps
- A basic understanding contour lines
- Using a compass to orientate the map
- How to quickly check the direction a path is going in
- How to plan and follow a route on good paths
What are the next steps after the course?
Once you have attended the learn to navigate course you will have a basic understanding of navigation. It’s important to put your new found skills into practise. If you’re looking for another course you should consider the Bronze level of the National Navigation Award Scheme. This two day course will build on what you’ve previous learned through a structured framework. Alternatively you may also be interested in our GPS Navigation courses. On this course we will look at the basics of how a GPS unit works and how we can use it to enhance our experience on the hill.
Alternatively if you’d like more time on the hill with one of our mountain leaders you could book onto one of our Guided Adventures or our Introduction to Wild Camping Courses.