Whether you are completely new to off road running, or just a bit rusty in the old map and compass department, WR’s navigation courses on Dartmoor in Devon, aim to provide you with the basic skills to traverse tricky moorland landscapes.
Set a Compass bearing from map to ground.
Use a compass to follow bearings accurately across open ground over short legs.
Measure distances with reasonable accuracy by double pacing and timing.
Estimate the time needed for height gain.
Use major landforms (hills, spurs, valleys, ridges) as a means of navigation.
Identify smaller contour features on a map and ground ie re entrants and small hills.
Use aiming off to reach a target on a linear feature.
Identify the most appropriate route, where more than one is available.
Use coarse navigation and collection features to locate an attack point.
From an attack point use fine navigation to locate a target.
Additional extra. We will also provide GPS navigation techniques (upon request), including downloading adn uploading routes and getting the most out of your device.