This one day course covers the basics, with topics such as understanding different types and scales of map, interpreting map features, taking and following compass bearings, understanding contour lines, grid references and route choice, all while on the move!
If you have little or no experience or need a refresher with map and compass, this is the course for you.
The emphasis on this course is on learning the skills rather than running fast, so don’t worry about not being able to keep up.
The maximum number of people is 10 per course.
Tuition from Mountain Leader, experienced mountain marathon competitor and Author of up-and-coming Dartmoor Trail and Fell Running guide book
Access to maps of Dartmoor
Compass to take home and practise with
What to bring with you on the course
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Spare L/S base layer or similar
Hat or multifunctional headwear
Food for the day/ lunch snacks
Race vest or pack to carry all of the above
Minimum of 500ml water/ fluid
Trail/ fell shoes
Sunday 8 May 2022
09:30 - 16:30 with a break for lunch
Princetown Carpark Grid Refence SX 589 735
£50 includes compass
Please be aware we might be moving at slow speeds at some points during the day, so please account for this in your clothing choice, and perhaps bring an extra layer.