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New Explorer - Fritham

Introduction to countryside walking and basic navigation

  • Started 5 Mar
  • From 5 British pounds
  • Car Park opposite Royal Oak Fritham

Service Description

This is aimed at people who have little or no experience with the countryside, yet want to explore a bit. From meeting at a pre agreed car park or start point. The first half hour will involve a brief introduction to walking in wilder country. A brief discussion on the following topics;- - footwear - waterproofs - clothing and layering systems - rucksacks and contents - what to expect when walking in open country (wildlife, terrain, weather) Then we heading out an a hour and half walk where there will be easy tutoring on the following; - introduction to maps, map symbols, grids and scales - basic navigation using the map to ground technique and basic compass work. - paths and tracks and the differences and uses - The Countryside Code - What to do in an emergency - Walking as a group - understanding dangers such as water crossings, road walking/crossing - Adverse weather Each participant will receive a leaflet with useful information about the topics above. CANCELLATION POLICY:   If you are unable to attend your course, please notify us as soon as possible. A full 100% refund will be given up to 5 days before the course start date. A 50% refund will be given between 24 hours to 5 days before the course start date. No refund will be given with less than 24 hours notice. No refunds will be given due to weather conditions unless there is an Amber or Red weather warning in place.  Walks will take place in all weather unless as stated above.   

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Fritham, Lyndhurst SO43 7HJ, UK


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