To further empower people to follow new routes, explore new places with confidence and safely. Build on existing map skills to follow routes with a range of techniques suitable for the conditions and terrain. Introduce and demystify the compass and its role within intermediate navigation. Estimate time and distance and its role in route planning and safety.
A practical course taught ‘in the field’ using navigational aids in a contextual way
Some rudimentary hill walking experience, some basic understanding on a map and its purpose (this is not tested).
Some basic hillwalking clothes such as sensible footwear, warm clothes, packed lunch, note pad and waterproofs (a full kit list will be provided). People can borrow maps/ compasses if they wish but if they have their own this is encouraged.
The course takes place on a walk, involves demonstrations, explanations, discussions, practical challenges and visual aids
Assessment is informal and ongoing. It is measured through discussion, questioning and practical application. Through the course people will be asked to demonstrate skills, show where they are on the map, lead sections of the walk, discuss their approaches etc.
It is possible to do an Advanced Navigation course for CLIP if there is enough interest or you can consider NGB leadership awards.