Improve Your Navigation Skills in the South Downs National Park in Sussex

This is the next step on from our Navigation Basics course and builds on the knowledge and skills previously acquired or alternative map reading experience. The course will be run in the South Downs National Park in Sussex which is an ideal location being such a beautiful and peaceful place, and the ideal situation, being located near to Winchester, Brighton and Chichester, and even London can be reached in around an hour. During the one day course you will be taught how to navigate to a higher standard and accurately find features away from paths and tracks.

This course will build on previous navigation knowledge learned from experience or from our navigation basics course, developing the necessary skills needed to read a map efficiently with the use of a compass. We will teach you more advanced map to ground navigation and compass skills to navigate cross country and accurately find specific locations such as aiming off, attack points, boxing and search patterns for finding objects or places. These are essential skills for anyone who might be interested in exploring or just finding their way, including walkers, fell runners and mountaineers among others.

If you feel you have already gained these skills and would like to test your navigational abilities in different situations a Night Navigation course is the perfect way to do this in a safe and controlled environment.

During the course we will cover

  • Map to ground navigation
  • Route planning
  • Time, distance, speed, pacing
  • Compass techniques
  • Aiming off, attack points, boxing and search patterns
  • Emergency action plans
Information

Season

All year round, please contact us to make a booking

Duration

7hrs

Group Size

2-6 Weekdays / 4-6 Weekends

Restrictions

Minimum age: 14 Under 18yrs: Must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian. Max weight: 18 stone (115kg).

Prerequisites

Introduction to Navigation course or previous basic navigation experience.

Groups

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 4 people.

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Locations

Forest Row - Sussex

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All maps and navigation equipment are provided

Equipment needed

Full waterproofs, warm clothing (including emergency clothing) walking boots / trail shoes, packed lunch. We will provide you with a kit list upon booking.