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Introduction to Navigation - Find your way in the great outdoors!

This one day workshop is a great introduction to map reading and the navigation skills you need to enjoy a great walk in the countryside without reliance on a phone app.

You will be amazed how much detail there is on an Ordnance Survey map.  On this course you will learn to open your eyes to whole new world!  We will help you to make sense of it all and gain the confidence to plan and follow an interesting route along recognised paths and tracks.

What to Expect: We start the day with tea/coffee in the Village Cafe, Goring and learn how to get the most out of our maps and introduce basic compass use. Mid morning we set off on a walk to develop your newly acquired knowledge and skills - you will be given plenty of guidance and tips as we go. We then return to the cafe to sum up the day.

  • We will walk about 5 miles during the day
  • Good paths and tracks over grass/dirt/gravel.
  • May be muddy in parts.
  • Some short sections of rural road
  • Some hills, steep in part

Walk Fee: £30 per person + Eventbrite booking fee *Booking essential**

What's included:

  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Use of OS map and compass for the day
  • Expert tuition and guidance throughout the day

What do I need:

  • A good, comfortable pair of walking shoes or boots
  • Comfortable warm outdoor clothing, including waterproofs in case of rain
  • A small rucksack for personal provisions, including snacks and water
  • Drink and food for personal consumption during the walk (can be purchased in the cafe)

Joining instructions and course information will be provided before the day.

Further information about our Navigation Days is available on our website. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Contact: Philippa at | 07710453087

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General event
9, The Arcade, 9 High St, Goring, Reading RG8 9AY, UK
Pipsticks Walks
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We will walk about 5 miles during the day Good paths and tracks over grass/dirt/gravel May be muddy in parts Some short sections of rural road Some hills, steep in part