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Beginners Navigation Training at Edale

Beginners Navigation Training at Edale

Beginners Navigation Training at Edale

Saturday 25 March 2023 and Saturday 26 August 2023

3 Miles

An introduction to navigation comprising a short classroom presentation followed by practice on a walk in the Hope Valley. The course focuses on map reading and covers navigating without a compass, mainly using rights of way. It includes an introduction to map types and scales; map symbols; the National Grid system; grid references; distances; contours and the shapes of the terrain; orientating the map using topographical features and relating it to the ground.

Event Grade: Easy short walks on paths that may be rough and uneven. Taken at a leisurely pace. May involve stiles and rough ground.

Extra Items: OS Explorer map (1:25,000) OL1 The Peak District Dark Peak Area; a pen or pencil.

Event Terrain: Short sections along the road and good, well-drained footpaths but 2 sections across fields which may be wet and muddy. One gradual ascent.

Start: 11:00am Finish: 3:00pm

Distance: 3 miles

See Map / Get Directions

Meeting Point: The Moorland Visitor Centre, Edale.

What3Words: youngest.hammocks.toasters

Grid Reference: SK124 856 Postcode: S33 7ZA

Parking: P & D. There is no parking available at the Visitor Centre. Park in Pay and Display car park near Edale Station. From the car park, walk under the rail bridge for 200 yards towards Edale Village. Parking at Edale is definitely cash only, either in the main High Peak BC P+D car park or in the private overspill car parks. Space can be difficult if the weather is good. There are toilets at the P&D car park but none at the Visitor Centre.

Near Rail Station: Yes (Edale - Edale Station lies on the Manchester-Sheffield rail line. From the station, walk for 200 yards towards Edale Village to the Visitor Centre)

Near Bus Route: No

Dogs: No dogs allowed.

Cost: £15 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event.

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