The Navigation Courses that we run will give you the skills and confidence to get out and explore the dales and hills with friends and family. Jonathan is a fully qualified and experienced instructor and the courses all operate in the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Location: The Navigation Courses are run out of Long Preston, an attractive village in the Yorkshire Dales. The initial part of the day is held in the Village Pavilion, the majority of the day out and about. Newton Moor, near Long Preston Navigation Skills (Beginner) £65pp A 1-day course for beginners who want to be able to use a map confidently in the outdoors, plan your own walks and follow paths and other linear features. Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.Plan a suitable walk that takes you away from the crowds.Orientate the map with and without a compass enabling you to ‘read’ the land around you.Choose simple navigation strategies and routes.Estimate how long a walk will take using the map.Understanding contours and how to use them assess the steepness and shape of the land.Use relocation techniques using the land around youUnderstand access rights and responsibilities inc the Countryside Code. 2022 Available Dates 5 June 18 June 2 July 16 July 13 August 3 Sept 24 Sept 15 Oct Book your place now Book a Beginners Navigation Course £65.00 Select options Contact us directly if you are a private party wanting a tailor-made day. Using handrails Navigation Skills (Intermediate) £65pp The 1-day course is for those wanting to develop their map skills, leave paths and use a compass to navigate confidently on open land. Use a compass to take a bearing both in clear and cloudy conditions (ie: from the land or from a map)Follow a bearing accurately on rough/featureless ground.Employ relocation strategies when lost on open ground. Understand and apply the following components of a navigational strategy ‘aiming off’, ‘attack points’, ‘collecting features’.Learn how to use contour features effectively; both large and small, on the map and on the ground.Judge distance accurately on the map and on the ground.Plan a more complicated walk or route with estimated timings. 2022 Available Dates: 9 July 4 September 11 October BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Book an Intermediate Navigation Course £65.00 Select options Contact us for a different date if you are a Private Party wanting a tailor-made day. Navigation Training Weekends in the Dales We have weekend courses for those who want to spend more time on their map and compass skills, in essence combining the Beginners and Intermediate days and having time for a drink and a chat about all things walking. Course location: Settle, Yorkshire Dales. £145pp For further details of the Navigation Training Weekends follow this link. 2022 Course Dates: 25/26 June 17/18 September BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Book a Navigation Weekend £60.00 – £145.00 Select options Further Information Each 1-day course will have a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 2 participants. Maps and Compasses are provided and tea or coffee will also be available before we head outdoors. Please bring the following items for the course. Sturdy walking boots/shoes, outdoor clothing suitable for the weather and a packed lunch. If you would like to book accommodation in Long Preston or nearby Settle I can advise on our preferred places. Find out why I think using a Map and Compass is still essential in these times of technology. Contact us on 07824 304060 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions or unsure which course is best for you.