Introduction to Map and Compass - Lakes

Introduction to Map Reading and Navigation - 1 Day

This 1-day course is ideal for those looking to better understand maps and how to use them in conjunction with a compass.

What does this course cover?

  • Introduction to different maps, map scales, key symbols, and features.
  • How to orientate the map to determine your location.
  • Planning and following a route using key features.
  • Introduction to the compass and its basic features including bearings.
  • Translating what you see on the ground to what you see on the map.
  • Basic navigation strategies.
  • How to estimate distances using pacing and timing.

Who is this course for? 

The Introduction to Map Reading and Navigation course is for those who are interested in exploring our countryside or upland areas. No previous map reading or navigation experience is required.


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