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Intermediate Navigation Edale

Intermediate Navigation Edale

Intermediate Navigation Edale

Saturday 8th April 2023 & Saturday 9th September 2023  
4 miles 
Building on the learning from the Beginners course (map reading), a classroom presentation is followed by practice on a short walk around Edale. The course covers navigating using a map and compass. The features of the compass will be explained and the use and completion of route cards will be covered using 6-figure grid references; the different North points; map symbols; taking a bearing; walking on a bearing, pacing and timing using Naismith's Rule. 
Event Terrain: Short sections along the road but mainly on good, well- drained footpaths across fields but one section over hilly grassland. One gradual ascent and descent. 
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, Silva Expedition compass, or similar. Pen or pencil.  
Start: 11.00 am  Finish: 15.00 pm
Meeting Point: Moorland Visitor Centre, Edale.   
Grid Reference: SK124 856  Post Code: S33 7ZA   What3Words: youngest.hammocks.toasters   
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. 
Near A Bus Route: No 
Near A Rail Station: Yes. Edale Station lies on the Manchester-Sheffield rail line. From the station, walk under the rail bridge for 200 yards towards Edale Village.  
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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