Tag Archives: map & compass

Where did the path go?

Have you ever tried to follow a path on the map but got confused as you couldn’t see it in the landscape around you? A common mistake that people make is that they don’t understand what the symbols on their … Continue reading

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Fell Runners Association Navigation Course

The Fell Runners Association holds two navigation courses every year. The Spring course from Kettlewell YHA in the Yorkshire Dales is sometimes held in warm sunshine… but not this year – winter returned! The aim of the course is to … Continue reading

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Navigating when it’s Grim

Teaching navigation skills in bad weather is a good thing… …and the last week has been particularly “grim”.  Cold, windy days with the Peak District hills hidden away under a heavy blanket of low cloud.  Normally, running in these conditions … Continue reading

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Navigationally Challenged

The only pre-requisite for attending the Navigation Training course was to successfully find the venue. So things didn’t start well when my phone rang:… “Dave, can you tell us where to go? our Sat Nav’s taken us the wrong way!” … Continue reading

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