Introduction to Navigation

This is a one day navigation course led by Kirsty Robb, a fully qualified and insured Mountain Leader. It is suitable for complete beginners to navigation but you will need to be able to spend all day out on the hills, including walking off path. This course is also suitable for people who want to refresh basic navigation skills.
The course will be held in the Lowther Hills. The exact location and meeting time will be confirmed closer to the time.
On this course you will learn:
· Use of different map scales -1:50000 and 1:25000
· Setting the map
· Measuring distance on the map and on the ground
· Understanding timing and pacing to estimate distance travelled
· Feature and contour interpretation
· Identification and use of “tick-off” and” catching” features
· Use of grid references to identify your location
· Basic use of a compass
COST: £50 per person (a donation from each booking will be donated to Moffat Mountain Rescue Team)
Instructor to participant ratio: 1:6
HOW TO BOOK: contact to book
PLEASE NOTE: There are only 6 places on this course and your place is only confirmed once payment has been received. Due to previous high demand for this course, payment must be made within 72 hours of invoice being received to secure your place.
If payment is not made within this time, the space will be offered to the next person on the list.
If you have any questions, you can email Kirsty at the email address above

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Apr 02 2022


9:30 am - 6:00 pm




Lowther Hills, Dumfries and Galloway


Borders, Dumfries & Galloway
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