This course is all about enhancing your navigation skills focusing on contours and clues.
Course Title: N4. Essentials of Navigation
Duration: 2 days
Cost: £120 per person – instruction only
Group size: up to 4 clients with 1 instructor (2 min)
The shape of the land (topography) is one of the most important aspects respresented on your map. Contours provide an excellent three dimensional representation of the shape of the land but visualising this takes practice. This course is suitable for those with some experience of navigating who wish to focus on developing this important aspect. We will enjoy two days covering a variety of terrains.
- Review of your current experience
- Recap – the essentials of navigation (as appropriate for the group)
- Route planning
- Contours – symbols, scales and angles
- Navigating using contours and landforms
- Gathering Clues
- Pacing and timing of distances
- Course review and feedback
You will have experience of hill and mountain walking and some experience of map reading and using a compass. You may have attended a navigation course or hold an NNAS award. A reasonable level of fitness will ensure you get the most out of your course.
You must bring your own compass, maps and waterproof map case. A Silva type 4 Compass is recommended. Waterproof maps as follows: 1:50,000 Snowdon Landranger 115; 1.25,000 Explorer OL17 or the older style; 1:25,000 Snowdon and Conwy Valley Outdoor Leisure 17.
We are happy to arrange private guiding or instruction to suit requirements.
Contact us to make a booking enquiry.
“This has revolutionised my navigating and my enjoyment of map reading a walk in the mountains” Paddy Wilmot, testimonial, Essentials of Navigation: Contours and Clues.