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This course provides the ideal starting point for individuals who may be considering working towards their Lowland or Hill and Moorland Leader Qualification.
The Course is held in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to encourage maximum learning. If you are serious about improving your navigational skills, you like the great outdoors, especially on the hills and having fun, then this is the Course for you.
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The art of ‘coarse’ and ‘fine’ navigation
Navigational techniques and strategies, such as aiming off, attack points, obstacle
boxing and catching features.
Physical and navigational factors affecting the choice of routes
The use of timing and pacing.
Relocation and simple search techniques.
Factors affecting human performance and the effects of fatigue and physical effort in
open countryside and/or extreme weather conditions.
The Countryside Rights of Way Act (CROW), the Countryside Code, access rights and
Day two will be walking a route practicing all of the skills.
Day two – 10 to 12 kilometres over semi rough open moorland.