Open the Map

A practical one day introduction course aimed at those with little or no experience of using a map and compass.

Held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the aim of this fun introduction to navigation is to enable you to navigate safely and competently and be confident enough to start exploring on your own - we want you to enjoy learning those new essential skills!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction to the map
  • Understanding scales and symbols
  • Orientate the map with and without a compass
  • A basic understanding of contours and matching landforms
  • Measuring distance on and off the map
  • Grid references
  • Direction of travel and land features
  • Introduction to setting compass bearings
  • Choosing simple, safe routes
  • Understanding the Countryside Code and access rights
  • Understanding the weather
  • The right equipment
  • Safety outdoors

Duration: One full day (typically 09.30-16.30)

Location: West Sussex section of the South Downs or the Surrey Hills

What's Included:

  • Use of maps and compass
  • Full instruction by MTA qualified leader
  • 15% discount from Cotswold Outdoor

Course is limited to 8 participants




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