Gold Map and Compass Course

Please note this course runs from Friday evening to Sunday at 4 pm. The assessment will take place normally on the second Saturday of January the following year. Before you book on this course, please call Pete to discuss.

The culmination of your map and compass training, this Gold Level weekend, will give you further training opportunities as well as allowing you to undertake a personal, practical test to show off your skills.

Friday Evening
A evening spent discussing ‘gold standard’ navigation and how to progress from the Silver/Bronze levels. We’ll also look at a few hill scenarios and discuss how best to deal with them.

Saturday and Sunday
Two practical days on the Peak District moors using skills learnt previously but also developing a contour-based navigation. Macro and micro navigation techniques will be employed to navigate round a challenging courses.

Saturday Evening
Route planning for Sunday. As a group you’ll be planning a route on challenging terrain which you’ll follow tommorrow

Separate Assessment – the following January
A day of practical navigation assessment individally and in small groups. Will you get the much admired Gold badge?


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