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Night Navigation Evening

Navigating at night is a great way to learn about route finding in poor visibility – it’s both absorbing and fun, great for those who are improving their skills or are already at an intermediate or more advanced level.

  • Distance: 2-3 miles /3-5km  (approx.).
  • Ascent: 100-300m /300-1000ft (approx.).
  • Difficulty: Easier.
  • Great For: Map readers wishing to build confidence and develop their skills.
  • Approx Timings: 1700 – 2000. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish:  Hathersage Area, Peak District. Final confirmation when you book.
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£25.00

SKU Night Navigation Evening-1 Categories ,

Description

We’ll cover or refresh the following skills as we walk, devising a route and sharing knowledge in a relaxed, small group:

  • Maps, symbols, scales and grids.
  • Using a map with the real world.
  • Using map features to find your way on paths and tracks.
  • Measuring distance and time.
  • Using a compass to find features off the path.
  • Contour interpretation.
  • Techniques such as ‘aiming off’ and ‘attack points’.
  • Relocating your position.

 

Want to make a day of it too?  You can also book our book Navigation Refresher Day on Saturday 6 January here 

Additional information

The Walk

We'll cover or refresh the following skills as we walk, devising a route and sharing knowledge in a relaxed, small group:

Maps, symbols, scales and grids.
Using a map with the real world.
Using map features to find your way on paths and tracks.
Measuring distance and time.
Using a compass to find features off the path.
Contour interpretation.
Techniques such as 'aiming off' and 'attack points'.
Relocating your position.

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

In addition to the Essential Kit List on our What to Bring page, please bring:

  • The relevant 1:25000 OS Explorer Map – we’ll let you know which one when you book. You can order maps online: Shop Ordnance Survey
  • A decent base plate compass, with map measuring scales and a magnifier. E.g. Silva Ranger, Silva Expedition 4, Suunto A-30 Compass or similar.
  • A waterproof map case.
  • A water-resistant watch or phone with stopwatch function.
  • For night navigation courses only, a durable, bright head torch with fully charged or spare batteries.

If you are struggling to get hold of any navigation items, we may be able to advise or lend you items. Just contact us.

Meeting and Parking

The meeting time is 1700, finishing at 2000.  We usually meet in the Hope Valley near Hathersage. We’ll let you know when you book.

Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.

Facilities

We’ll ensure we meet at location where there is a café, toilets and parking. Final confirmation when you book.

Walk Difficulty

This is an Easier walk on this course, providing you are comfortable walking on uneven terrain in the dark with a head torch.

Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

We have created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.