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9.15am-3.15pm ~ Beginners Map & Compass Course ~ Westonbirt Arboretum

04/12/2018 @ 9:15 am - 3:15 pm

£55.00

During your “Beginners Map & Compass Course” you will be guided through the day by International Mountain Leader & Gemini Outdoor Owner, Steve Ellis. The Course will be conducted at Westonbirt Arboretum from 9.15am to 3.15pm and will use the great facilities within, as well as the local footpath networks around the Arboretum.

The Course will contain the following:

  • Identifying the benefits of different kinds of map…
  • Identifying features on your map…
  • Relating map features to those on the ground…
  • Using your compass…
  • Using your map in conjunction with your compass…
  • Taking a compass bearing…
  • Following a compass bearing…
  • Relocating – finding out where you are…
  • Using triangulation to help find where you are…
  • Measuring distance on your map…
  • Measuring distance whilst walking…
  • Planning a safe route…

Included in the Course fee will be:

  • Full tuition
  • Loan of maps
  • Loan of compass
  • Loan of map cases

Not included in the Course fee will be:

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Personal kit

You will require the following kit:

  • Rucksack
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Personal medication
  • Warm layers
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Refreshments (hot and/or cold)
  • Cash for refreshments/snacks at the cafe

How to Book – to book your place, please contact us at steve@geminioutdoor.com whereupon we will forward a Booking Form and Invoice

Fee – the cost of the Course is £55.00

Places on the Course – this Course will be limited to a maximum of 4 persons

Where to Meet – we will meet at the Welcome Centre close to the car park at 9.15am

Additional Courses:

  • Countryside Navigation
  • Mountain & Micro Navigation
  • Night Navigation

Details

Date:
04/12/2018
Time:
9:15 am - 3:15 pm
Cost:
£55.00
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Organiser

Gemini Outdoor
Phone:
07752567959
Email:
steve@geminioutdoor.com
Website:
geminioutdoor.com

Venue

Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS
Westonbirt Arboretum
Tetbury, GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL8 8QS United Kingdom
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Phone:
07752567959
Website:
https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/BEEH-AYZLCS

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