Nav Day

SATURDAY, 13 MAY 2023

Do you feel a lack of confidence when it comes to navigation? You aren’t alone! Our Wilder survey showed that a lack of skills and confidence (especially around navigation) was one of the biggest barriers to getting outdoors.

We want to do something about that!

So on the 13th May 2023, we’ll be brining hundreds of women together across the UK to learn navigation. These courses will be fun, informal and suitable for complete beginners through to those wanting to refresh their knowledge. And, like with any Love Her Wild event, you can expect a kind and supportive group waiting for you on arrival.

Navigation courses usually cost around £80 for a day. We know that not everyone has the luxury of spending this kind of money on a course which is why we’ll be charging just £15 for anyone wanting to join us on Nav Day!

This opportunity has been subsidised thanks to the support of We Are Utopia.  

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What to expect on the day:

This is a one day course to give you the confidence and skills to safely navigate while outdoors. Expect lots of hands-on practice with opportunities to learn how to plan a route, read a map, use a compass, work out timings and orientate yourself when lost.

Don’t worry if you know nothing about the outdoors or navigation – we’ll be starting from scratch. You don’t need to be super fit to participate (we’re not going to be running any races!) but you should be comfortable being on your feet most of the day with a day pack, and able to walk comfortably for a few miles. If you aren’t sure about this or are feeling nervous please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

(Also remember that most women will be signing up alone so don’t be anxious about not knowing anyone there. That’s what Love Her Wild is all about!)

Throughout the day, you’ll be under the supervision of a friendly and experienced female guide. Maps and compasses will be provided but you will need to bring the following:

– Day bag suitable for carrying everything you’ll need for the day
– Comfortable hiking boots or shoes
– Waterproofs
– Warm layers (ideally a fleece and a jacket – if you know you get cold standing around perhaps also bring a beanie)
– 1.5 Litres of water
– Lunch and plenty of snacks
– (optional) a flask with a hot drink

If you don’t have the right gear and will struggle to cover the costs of getting kit, please do touch base with KitSquad who may be able to help you out!

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Need to know:

Date: 13th May 2023
Start
: 9am
Finish: 4pm

Below are a list of the locations we will be offering courses (more locations will be added as spaces fill up – to be notified of new locations, please join our mailing list). Once booked on, your leader will be in touch directly nearer the date with final joining instructions and details on exactly where you’ll be meeting.

**Please note that bookings are non-refundable and can’t be transferred. By signing up to Nav Day, you give us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages.

LOCATIONS AND BOOKING’S OPENING SOON!!! – join our mailing list to be the first to hear when they do!