How Long:- 2 days (0930 – 1630 daily) Location:- Various
locations on Dartmoor
What will be covered:-
The practical application of all navigational skills and strategies acquired on
Level 1 & 2 courses.
Navigation using complex contour features and landforms.
The practical application of timing and pacing to aid navigational techniques.
The ability to navigate from point to point without the use of a compass.
A major part of Day 2 will be without a compass.
The ability to plan a safe route in wild country, using micro and macro navigation.
Understanding physical and navigational demands posed by moorland terrain.
The utilization of map to ground and ground to map navigation.
Introduction to river crossing principles (subject to route).
An introduction to common weather systems.
An introduction to emergency procedures.
2 Days - Compassworks - Navigator Level 3
An advanced course designed for those of you who have gained a good amount of experience
of land navigation and would like to develop navigational skills to a higher level.
People attending would have ideally completed our Navigator Level 2, Poor Visibility
and Night Navigation courses or have reached an equivalent standard.
It also gives the ideal preparation for people wanting to progress to the Walking
Group Leader/Mountain Leader (Summer) qualifications.
The Course is held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to encourage maximum learning.
If you are serious about improving your navigational skills, you like the Great
Outdoors and, having fun, then this is the Course for you.
A totally outdoor package of navigational activities and practical exercises.
10 - 13 kilometres over semi rough open moorland each day.
All navigational equipment is provided. Participants will need to bring suitable
clothing and footwear for outdoor work, gaiters are recommended.