Meet the MTA- Introduction to Navigation. ( map reading skills) (4202)

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    Start dateJune 1 2024
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationOX49 5AD
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Under the guidance of experienced NNAS tutors learn the essential basics of map reading during a half day outdoors to give you the skills you need to confidently find your way around the countryside.

We will start with a basic introduction to maps before heading outside to learn basic techniques including:
– orientating the map
– using obvious handrails
– understanding map features and symbols
– measuring distances, timing and pacing
– safety, kit choices and the Countryside Code

No experience necessary and you are welcome to join up if you want to brush up on your existing knowledge. Maps and compasses will be provided for use during the course period but you can bring your own if you have them.( OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West)

You can discuss progression to more advanced navigation or the bronze or silver NNAS awards with us on the day.

Additional information

Please dress appropriately for the weather and the outdoors environment. Sturdy footwear necessary.

Dog-free walk

Suitable for young adults and children over 14 yrs

Angelina Messenger and Philippa Saunders. PS- MTA qualified Lowland Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader, NNAS Tutor, BNW/INWA instructor AM- MTA qualified Mountain Leader and member of the BMC, NNAS Tutor MTA's mission is to build a community of confident and expert coaches, instructors and leaders by promoting good practice and continuing personal development opportunities in hill walking, climbing and mountaineering.
Meet at The Spire and Spoke pub, 21 Hill Road, Watlington, OX49 5AD. Parking- there is a free public car park close to the pub.. w3w: ///hypocrite.scooter.including
4 miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (please check bus routes)