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Introduction to Map Reading Course Groups

Course Level: 
NAV Beginners
Course Location: 
Peak District
Course Ratio: 
1:6
Course Duration: 
1 day
Price: £35.00
Course Overview: 

This Group introduction to Map Reading is a great starting point for those with little or no experience of Navigation. The primary focus is to give you the skills to allow you to practice them with confidence.

Our instructors are there to support and encourage you whilst sharing their knowledge and skills to help you develop in the time available. This course would suit small groups of people who have limited knowledge of navigating or lack the confidence to be responsible for reading the map for friends and family. For a group of 6 people it costs just £35 each and can be arranged on a day to suit you. For smaller or larger groups please contact us for a clear price. 01629 814557 or contact us here.

Course Benefits: 
  • Excellent staff ratios allowing more personal input per person
  • More people to ask questions
  • Learn from each other
During the course you will learn about: 
  • How to orientate a map ( with and without a compass)
  • Look at scales on different maps
  • Look at features and symbols and what the mean
  • How to follow a route
  • Gain confidence in relocating

Our Navigation courses can start from our main office on the edge of the Peak District.  We introduce you to the course and look at the fundamentals of map reading and get an idea of the main areas to focus on when we get out on the ground.

After this course people are generally excited about getting out there for themselves to put into practice what they have learnt.

Course Prerequisites: 

The desire to learn and improve your map reading skills.

Equipment Required: 

Suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry for the expected weather (check a forecast for this area or call us) carry a waterproof or windproof jacket. You will need a pair of walking boots for most of the day, a packed lunch and drink.  Bring some cash as we can always find a café for tea and cake. Maps (OL1 & OL24) and compasses can be provided.

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Client Testimonial

"I am very happy with the course, all the basic navigation skills were covered, I now feel more confident with map reading and using a compass to find my way. Staff were excellent and explained all..."
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