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Map and Compass Course

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New to walking and just starting out? Peak Navigation Courses run a course just for you!
“1st Steps to Map Reading and Navigation”is a course designed for the beginner or the person who has always left the navigation to others.It takes you from the absolute basics and leaves you equipped to plan routes and navigate both through fields on paths and off path on easy moorland. This course can be combined with a 2nd day to achieve the Bronze (NNAS) National Navigation Award.


Having the skills required to navigate using a map and compass gives you the freedom to move away from books of walks and to plan your own routes. An example of this is of Bamford Moor in the Peak District where I live. Here there are two stone circles and according to the map there are no paths leading to either of them. Peak Navigation Courses’ “Introduction to Moorland Navigation Course”will leave you equipped to plan and tackle such a route as this.
Basic map reading skills, using “hand rails and attack points” to get…