On Line Navigation Tutorials

Learn Navigation Skills online!

A series of interactive, on line tutorials to help you learn various navigation skills and techniques from the comfort of home! The sessions will take place via Google Meet and I suggest you take part using a laptop rather than phone so that you can clearly see the explanations on a large screen.
Small group size so that you have chance to ask questions during the tutorial.
Book via PayPal – you will be emailed the meeting invite and full instructions. Contact me if you’d like more details:
info@fellrunningguide.co.uk

Details of the sessions below.

photo of amp and compass

learn map reading at home!

1 – Basic Map Reading – Saturday 26th September 9.30am – 10.30am

topics covered:
Map scale (which scale is best)
Important map symbols (paths, rights of way and access land)
Contour lines (understanding the shape of the ground)
Grid References

You will need:
Pen and paper to take notes.
Cost £10 Book Basic Map Reading Tutorial below:


2 – Compass Techniques – Saturday 26th September 11.00am – 12.00pm

topics covered:
Parts of the compass (what bit does what)
How to take a bearing
Back bearings
Resections (how to find your position using a compass)

You will need:
Baseplate compass eg Silva Expedition https://amzn.to/31Rbe1t
Paper map Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 or printed extract Landscape covering Win Hill & Ladybower reservoir. Centred on SK 180 870
Pen and paper to take notes.
Cost £10 Book Compass Skills Tutorial below:


3 – Navigation Techniques – Sunday 27th September 9.30am – 10.30am

SOLD OUT!

topics covered:
Handrails
Aiming off
Collecting features (tick off points)
Attack points
Catching features
Aspect of slope
Break of slope
Relocation (what to do if you get lost!)

You will need:
Baseplate compass eg Silva Expedition https://amzn.to/31Rbe1t
Paper map Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 or printed extract Landscape centred on
GR SK 140 950
Pen and paper to take notes.
Cost SOLD OUT! £10 Book Navigation Techniques Tutorial below: 


4 – Route Planning – Sunday 27th September 11.00am – 12.00pm

topics covered:
Route choice (pros and cons of different route options)
Timing (how long will your route take?)
Practical exercise (plan a route and discuss it with others. Explain why you chose it)

You will need:
Baseplate compass eg Silva Expedition https://amzn.to/31Rbe1t
Paper map Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 or printed extract Landscape centred on
GR SK 140 950
Pen and paper to take notes.
Cost £10 Book Route Planning Tutorial below:


Mountain Marathon Route Planning – tbc

This is a 2 hour interactive online tutorial where we will look at typical mountain marathon controls (checkpoints) and discuss the best strategies to navigate between them. Participants will have the chance to plan their routes and justify their decisions and then discuss other people’s routes and ideas. The tutorial will discuss techniques such as:
timing and pacing, handrails, aiming off, collecting features, attack points, catching features, aspect of slope, break of slope, relocation.

You don’t have to be an expert navigator to take part, the tutorial is suitable for anyone who has done, or is planning to take part in a mountain marathon. Small group size so plenty of chance for interaction.

What you will need.
Pen and paper to take notes.
You don’t need a paper map with you but if you want one handy we will use the Harvey Maps Superwalker 1:25,000 of Snowdonia.
Cost £20 Book Mountain Marathon Planning Tutorial below:

One to One online Tuition – £30 per hour

If you would like some on line tuition tailored to your ability level on any aspect of navigation contact me to arrange.
info@fellrunningguide.co.uk