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BSL Navigation Weekend

Learn LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £140.00

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Overview

Do you wish you had the confidence to head out for a day in the hills, comfortable with your map reading and navigation abilities? This weekend course is designed to help you learn the fundamental skills of navigation, map setting, interpreting scales, contours, and keeping track of where you are.

We use a range of maps and exercises to demystify the subject and build your confidence to navigate independently when out exploring the hills.

This course is delivered in British Sign Language (BSL)

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DETAILED INFO

AIMS

We’ll aim to cover all the core techniques required for confident and efficient navigation in the hills, in summer conditions.

PRE-REQUISITES

No previous mountain or navigation experiences needed, though some experience of summer hillwalking and being familiar with an Ordnance Survey (OS) map would be useful. You should have fitness for a day of hillwalking.

IS IT FOR ME?

There is no need for any previous experience, just a desire to learn the skills that will take you into the hills for independent adventures. This course is delivered in British Sign Language, and is intended to enable those with hearing impairments or users of BSL to learn the essentials of navigation.

CONTENT

On day one, we’ll likely spend most of our time around Glenmore Lodge’s grounds and the local area, where we can use a variety of maps and build up the basics of map setting, following a route, and using a compass. This will give opportunities to learn skills such as taking bearings, and using timing and pacing to help you track your progress.

On day two, we’ll likely head up to higher ground to continue our learning with a journey on the mountain. Other navigation strategies may come into play, such as the use of ‘attack points’, ‘aiming off’, recognising and using ‘catching features’, and simple relocation strategies.

Ultimately the content of the course will aim to satisfy the aspirations of the group, and will be adaptable to the conditions we encounter.

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date27/04/24Cost (with accommodation)£260.00Cost (no accommodation)£140.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction – this course is delivered by the Instructor in British Sign Language (BSL)

Use of kit from Stores

Packed lunch and afternoon tea & cake each day

In-course transport

Please get in touch with us directly if you have any questions about this course. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments necessary to ensure you’re able to get the most out of your experience. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.

Breakfast for each course day

Dinner for each course day (except for the final day).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

Glenmore Lodge has a large and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to borrow gear from our Stores at no extra cost to your course, and we hope this enables you to try the equipment we have on offer prior to investing in your own.

YOU WILL NEED (Glenmore Lodge can provide if required)

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Insulated synthetic jacket
  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course
  • 30-40 litre rucksack

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN STORES

Items listed

  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers
  • Trekking/climbing trousers (not cotton)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended with a 1:40,000 romer
  • Waterproof map case
  • Hydration system/water bottle
  • Box for packed lunch
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries & medications
  • Suncream & sun hat

Your Instructor will likely provide a range of maps for use on this course, but if you have your own of the local area that you wish to become more familiar with using then please feel free to bring any along.

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