Contours, Compasses and Counting: Intermediate Map Reading with Alastair Clark

Ref: C2345548

The course will build on basic map skills to introduce the use of a compass to take a bearing, contours to interpret landscape and the use of techniques to help measure distance in the countryside.

Course aim

An improvers level course for those with some experience with using a map to find a route in the countryside.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Orientate a map using a compass
  • Use a compass to take a bearing from a map
  • Walk on a bearing accurately across landscape
  • Identify the line of a contour in the landscape
  • Use a method to judge your distance walked.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need: a compass with a base plate (suggested brands, Silva, Recta, Suunto) expect to pay £25-£35 (contact the tutor via Canvas if you need advice) an Ordnance Survey Explorer of any area easily accessible to where you live expect to pay about £9.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Contours, Compasses and Counting: Intermediate Map Reading with Alastair Clark

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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