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. Covid Update (12 Apr): All the 1 day courses are running as normal. If we do have to cancel a course due to updated Covid 19 government restrictions we will re-book you at a future, suitable date with no loss of course fees. 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. Starting in Long Preston Map & Compass Day (Beginner) £60pp A 1-day course for beginners who want to be able to use a map confidently in the outdoors, plan their own walks and follow paths and other linear features. Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.Plan a safe, suitable walkOrientate 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. Available Dates: 24th April, 1 or 22nd May, 19 June, 11 or 24th July 28th August, 11 September Book your place now Book a Beginners Navigation Course £60.00 Date Choose an option24 Apr1 May9 May22 May5 June19 June11 July24 July28 Aug11 Sep9 OctClear Add to basket Contact us directly if you are a private party wanting a tailor-made day. Out and Abound above Long Preston Map & Compass Day (Intermediate) £60pp 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. Available Dates: 6th June 10th July 12th September BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Book an Intermediate Navigation Course £60.00 Date Choose an option8 May6 June10 July12 SeptClear Add to basket Contact us for a different date if you are a Private Party wanting a tailor-made day. Learn a Skill weekend Navigation Training Weekends in the Dales We have a number of 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: Grassington, Yorkshire Dales. £155pp For further details of the Navigation Training Weekends follow this link. 2021 Course Dates: July 3/4th, Sept 24/25th. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Book a Navigation Weekend £50.00 – £155.00 Date Choose an option3/4 July25/26 Sept Payment Choose an optionDeposit £50Full £155Clear Add to basket Further Information Each 1-day course will have a maximum of 6 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.