How will I be taught?
There will a combination of classroom and outdoor tuition but weather permitting the classroom elements can all be completed in the field. We will walk roughly 5km (3 miles) per day practising our skills. Please meet at Penshurst Place cafe by the car park and shop. The tutor will send out full details about a week before the course starts.
What do I need to bring with me?
Maps and compasses and any other materials will be provided.
You should bring the following:
• Sturdy walking boots/shoes
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Warm gloves and hat
• An extra warm layer
• Drinking bottle (at least 1 litre)
• Packed lunch and snacks
• Small day rucksack (say 25 litres)
• Personal medication
• Sunblock as appropriate (and sunhat?)
You should also bring a pen and small notepad.
What can I do next?
Students from this course can go on to take the Silver and Gold Awards. If they wish they could eventually go on to undertake training and assessment for the Walking Group and Mountain Leader qualifications through MLT UK.
What do I need to join the course
There are no pre-requisites for joining the course although you may first wish to the 'Introduction to Map Reading and Simple Navigation'. Beginners and those with some previous experience are welcome.
The course is suitable for keen ramblers who would like to be more confident when following trails in the countryside. It will be of benefit to anyone who wishes to be able to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks. It will provide useful extra knowledge and experience for those who have already attended one or more of our map reading and navigation courses. Please note that this course does not include the use of GPS.
Participants will need to be able to walk roughly 5 km (3 miles) each day.