Walking the hills and mountains offers a unique sense of beauty, challenge and adventure, it is also a great way to keep fit and healthy. So no wonder that it is gaining popularity fast as a way to relax, get fit and escape the busy world we live in. The beauty is that anyone can go out and do it, no matter what your age or fitness level, getting out in the hills and mountains is a brilliant way to see new sights, experience adventures and have fun weather on your own, with friends or in a group.
Going for an adventure does, of course, carry its own risks, it requires a particular set of skills and awareness for your surroundings to keep safe and make sure you have a great time. This navigation course will give you the understanding and knowledge you need to navigate the outdoors and make the most out of your day. You might choose to start your adventures alone, with some friends or with someone more experienced, either way, build on what you know in a progressive way, by following this course and taking the time to learn and practice all the skills we will go through on the way. If you are ever unsure of anything we are here to help, at the bottom of each section is a space to ask your questions which we will endeavour to answer so you can be confident in what you are doing.
Some of the things you will learn in this course include:
- Types of maps
- Terminology used in navigation
- How to interpret the lines and symbols on a map
- Using a Compass
- What equipment you need
- Using a map effectively
- Route Planning
- Using a map work out where you are if you get lost
- How to tell someone else where you are
- Emergency situations
Ready? Let’s get started!