Find Your Bearings (Intermediate Navigation) (3701)

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    Start dateOctober 22 2023
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    Time04:00 pm
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    LocationRG9 6HN (nearest)
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    PriceAdults/Seniors £30

Navigation in poor visibility conditions such as fog and mist or darkness can be challenging as we can only see features a short distance away and features on the map become harder to discern on the ground. It can also be unsettling if you are not prepared.

This ‘day into night’ navigation workshop take place around Maidensgrove Common. It will introduce you to techniques (such as compass work and pacing) and strategies to give you confidence to navigate in poor visibility conditions. Some map reading and navigation experience is desirable. Part of the workshop takes place after the sun has gone down – don’t forget to bring a good headtorch!
Booking via Pipsticks Walks website – use code KVAQW3L to receive the Chilterns Walking Festival special rate.

Additional information

You will need to bring a map (OS Explorer 171) and compass (both available to borrow if required), and a good headtorch (fully charged).
Please dress appropriately for a walk in the countryside, and having regard to the British weather! Paths may be rough uneven, muddy and steep in part. A small rucksack is useful for personal items such as water, snacks, warm clothing etc. We advise walkers to carry personal first aid.

No facilities on route.

We will spend some time walking ‘off path’ and our routes may be rough and uneven underfoot.

Philippa Sanders. Pipsticks Walks.
Meet on Maidensgrove Common (East end) Parking on edge of Common (at top of hill from Stonor).
3 miles
Short walks (up to 3 miles)
3 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)