Introduction to Navigation

Event date:
26th September 2021
Rothbury Riverside Car Park

Our Introduction to Navigation course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking.

No experience of hill walking required to attend this Introductory course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. This day's course is aimed at creating an interest in navigation and to give you more confidence to explore other areas on your own.

You will learn and practice some useful navigational techniques, including map and compass work, in an informal and relaxed environment. You will cover up to 5 miles with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. Maps and compass will be supplied.

If you do have some experience of hill walking but are not confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then this introductory course is an ideal way to learn.

This event is deal for anyone following the NNAS programme as an introduction. Look out for out for Bronze and Silver Award training events in the future.

Please dress for changeable weather. It is essential you bring a packed lunch, snack and plenty of fluids for the event.

Numbers are limited to 12 so it is essential to book.

For further details please contact [email protected]

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Everything you need to know

Having the right clothing and equipment can quite literally be a lifesaver if conditions are really bad, but even in less extreme weather, it can mean the difference between having an enjoyable or a miserable day out in the hills.

Find out more about being equipped for hill walking here.

Dogs are not permitted at this event.

Duration: Participants should expect to finish at 4 – 4.30pm to allow for instruction, discussion, and practice.

Distance: 5 miles

Category: Moderate

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Rothbury – Riverside Car Park

Grid Ref: NU 057 015

The car park is on the south side of the river in Rothbury with the entrance about 100m west of the bridge.

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open-country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

Covid Security Measures and Booking Terms

Northumberland National Park operates our events in accordance with current government guidelines and our own strict and extensive risk assessments, in order to deliver an activities programme in a Covid-Secure manner.

We recommend familiarising yourself with our existing Booking Terms. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the following conditions for all participants:

  • Please do not attend an event if you or any members of your household, are currently showing symptoms of Coronavirus: Fever, Continuous Cough, Loss of Taste/Smell.
  • Please do not attend an event if you or any members of your household, have been asked to self-isolate.
  • Participants must abide by any health and safety measures and requests made by deliverers, staff or volunteers, and follow national safety guidelines. Full advice on measures in place at The Sill can be found here.
  • Your booking details will be retained in accordance with Track and Trace protocols.

During the pandemic, it may be necessary to alter or cancel an event due to changing government guidelines and restrictions. We ask that you provide the most up to date email address at time of booking, and ensure it is entered correctly, as this will be the main method of correspondence. We advise you to check for any such updates before attending an event. We continue to use our existing refund policy which can be found in full here.