Introduction to map-reading and compass work, this workshop combines navigation teaching with a walk so that participants get maximum opportunity to practice.
Level: 2 out of 3. The walk is gentle with a relaxed pace and several stops to practice navigation techniques but you need to be happy spending 3 hours covering 2-3 miles in hilly moorland terrain.
Cost: £20 adults. £10 Under 16's. Pre-booking essential.
Cancellation policy: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Meeting point: Car park at Bel Tor corner close to Sharp Tor, about 15 minute’s drive from the Ashburton turn-off on the A38. Grid reference for the car park is SX694731. Nearest postcode is TQ13 7PS but do not rely on your Sat Nav to get you to the exact location. Car sharing is recommended.
What to bring: Map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor), compass, lunch, drink, sunscreen, waterproof clothing (even if the forecast is fine!), warm layers and walking boots. For advice on compasses, Silva is recommended and a good source is, for example, Dash4it.co.uk www.dash4it.co.uk/accessories/accessory-type/compasses.html Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents