Using a Magnetic Compass for Navigation - workshop

Sunday 21 May 9am-1pm

An interactive workshop led by an experienced walk leader, which will teach you how to use a magnetic compass for navigation. The course will be part classroom based and part field based - there will be an element of outdoor country walking so participants need to come prepared.

Route Details

0.5 miles
4 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Chinnor Village Hall - Church Road, Chinnor OX39 4PQ. The hall has two car parks.

Walk Leader

Stuart Fletcher


The workshop room is on the first floor - access via staircase or lift. There will be an element of country walking.

Further Information

Things to bring with you:

- Ordnance Survey Explorer Series (1/25000) Map 181, Chiltern Hills North
- Soft pencil. 
- Metric ruler. 
- Magnetic Compass (Silva is recommended).
- Note Book.


Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. 

Venue details: 

There is also a workshop on 'Map reading and walk planning' on Saturday 20th May at the same location. 

How to Book

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Spring 2017 Programme

The Spring '17 PDF programme available to download, so that you can see the variety of events during the last festival. 

Be sure to put the dates for the next festivals in your diary - Autumn: Saturday 16th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 and Spring: Saturday 19th May - Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Contact the Festival Organiser

The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on For press queries or photo requests, please contact 

Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped
make these festivals happen. 


Huge thanks to Fox's Outdoor for their primary sponsorship of the Spring and Autumn 2017 festivals - a fantastic family owned independent specialist outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear retailer based in Amersham, established for over 60 years.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.


Inghams is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, which has been delivering award winning holidays in the Lakes & Mountains of Europe to its loyal guests for over 80 years.

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