Navigation Course - Dartmoor

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After this navigation course with an NNAS qualified instructor and Qualified Mountain Leader, you will be as confident as ever running and walking alone on rural trails. You will partake in a 1-hour theory session, followed by a 5-hour practical through the scenic Dartmoor.
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Where and when
Station Rd, South Brent TQ10 9BE, UK
Start times
Mon, 11 Apr 2022
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Navigation Course
£50.00 - £100.00
Route information
This navigation course will consist of a 1-hour theory lesson and a 5-hour practical on Dartmoor. You have the option to participate in the course for either one or two days.
In this course you will learn how to:
  • Set a compass bearing from map to ground
  • Use a compass to follow bearings accurately across open ground over short legs
  • Measure distances with reasonable accuracy by double pacing and timing
  • Estimate the time needed for height gain
  • Use major landforms (hills, spurs, valleys, ridges) as a means of navigation.
  • Identify smaller contour features on a map and ground ie re-entrants and small hills
  • Use aiming off to reach a target on a linear feature
  • Identify the most appropriate route, where more than one is available
  • Use coarse navigation and collection features to locate an attack point
  • From an attack point use fine navigation to locate a target
There will also be the option to learn GPS navigation techniques (upon request), including downloading and uploading routes and getting the most out of your device for following a route and for knowing where you are.
What's included
  • Navigation skills/technique training
How to get there
Station Rd, South Brent TQ10 9BE, UK
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There is free parking available at South Hams District Council.
By Car
South Brent is just off the A38 near Ivybridge and Plymouth.
By Public Transport
Ivybridge is the closest train station to the start, situated roughly 4 miles away.
Event day logistics
*The start time for this event will be confirmed closer to the day of the event.
Age Requirements
Entrants for this event must be aged 16 and over. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop area available at the cafe.
On-Site Facilities
There will be toilets available in the cafe.
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What does the Navigation Course - Dartmoor consist of?
This navigation course will consist of a 1-hour theory lesson and a 5-hour practical on Dartmoor.
What is the nearest train station to the Navigation Course - Dartmoor event?
Ivybridge is the closest train station to the start, situated roughly 4 miles away.
Will there be toilets at the Navigation Course - Dartmoor event?
Yes, there will be toilets available at the Station House Hotel and Cafe Bar.
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