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Introduction to Mountain Navigation

Be prepared for the Scottish summer walking season.  Spend a day in the Border hills learning and using navigation techniques that will help keep you safe in the mountains.  We will walk in a small group (max 6).  During the day we will cover the following:

  • feature identification
  • orientating the map
  • interpreting contours
  • grid references
  • taking and following a bearing
  • route choice
  • timing  
  • measuring distances
  • relocation

To help you get the most out of the day you will be given a compass and map case to use and keep at the end of the day.  You will also be provided with a printed map of the area and a review sheet covering some of the important skills of the day.

The cost of the course is £45 and is payable on the day.

Later Event: April 22
Introduction to Mountain Navigation