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MAP READING AND NAVIGATION

Saturday 18th May 2019

For those new members, or old, who would like to solve the mysteries of map reading, the annual White Cliffs Navigation Course is being run again this Spring. It is simple, entertaining and includes a beautifully scenic walk to try out your new- found skills. The course may even inspire you to graduate to a walk leader. The course is suitable for anyone who just wants to crack the code of map reading and know which way is north on their compass.

The first part of the course involves simple self-learning. You will receive an email with links so you can watch techniques being demonstrated on video.

On the morning of the course, we spend a couple of hours in a 'class room' setting, confirming map reading skills and discussing walk leadership skills. In small groups of 3 or 4 we then walk a 5.5 mile course with our trainees taking it in turns to lead a section of the course. We are constantly using the compass and map throughout the walk confirming and embedding map reading and navigation skills. All equipment is provided or you may bring your own. .

There will be a lunch stop at a pub on the way.

It's a good day out and a great walk with spectacular views. The skills you have learned can be applied to walk leading or enjoying walks with a greater understanding. For those that do want to share their love of the Kent countryside and become walk leaders, we will mentor you right up to and including your first outing. You can, of course, also lead a walk jointly, thereby sharing the pleasure and responsibility.

The course finishes at about 4pm with cakes and coffee at a local pub, followed by the presentation of course certificates.

If you're interested contact me by email: david.boyce785@gmail.com or give me a call - 01227 271159 - if you wish to discuss it further.

David Boyce

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