Sunday, 29 March 2009

Introduction to Moorland Navigation course

6 people joined us in Foolow village hall for the Mountain House introduction to navigation course.  The aim of the course is to leave people equipped and confident to cross open moorland using a map and compass.  After 2 hours spent indoors, the group set off towards Bretton clough, practising pacing on different types of terrain.  In Bretton Clough all the classroom learning came into it's own setting the compass, walking on a  bearing and timing, before Mike attempted to get everyone lost!  The highlight of the day is the group using both micro and macro navigation techniques to ascend from Stoke Ford to Eyam Moor stone circle.  Everyone's navigation was 'spot on'.  A great day out was had by all.