Autumn, Spring, Winter
Downland, Forest, Heathland
A fun, practical and challenging night navigation course which addresses the essential and often neglected skills of navigating at night or in poor visibility, and provides a great opportunity to explore and appreciate the South Downs countryside in darkness. Participants will learn how to manage the changing conditions which can be unsettling if you are unprepared or if your journey is longer than anticipated. As night-time falls, accurate navigation skills are key, as is knowing where you are at all times. Your instructor will show you how you can safely follow a route when landmarks are not visible.
Suitable for those who already have some map and compass experience or who have attended a course previously, and would like to develop more advanced techniques. This course is ideal as a refresher for NNAS Bronze or Silver award holders or those working towards their NNAS Silver/Gold awards or ML assessment as well as experienced walkers who wish to brush up on their navigation skills. Or maybe you just fancy having a walk on the South Downs at night!
Our Skills Academy has been providing courses for individuals and groups for over 12 years. We pride ourselves on providing the very best customer service and individual attention to ensure our guests get the maximum benefit from our courses. We have a huge amount of experience and expertise in providing outdoor skills courses, and we are recognised as one of the leading providers in the region - please do take a look at our Testimonials
3 hours approx - we vary the start time of the course depending on the time of year and sunset times. The course is only offered from October-March.
South Downs National Park, Near Midhurst, West Sussex
Course is limited to 8 participants