This fun practical one day workshop is a great introduction to map reading and the navigation skills you need to enjoy a great walk in the countryside without reliance on a phone app. You will be amazed how much detail there is on an Ordnance Survey map! On this course you will learn how to make sense of it all and gain confidence to plan and follow an interesting route along paths and tracks.
We start the day with tea/coffee in the Village Cafe, Goring and learn how to get the most out of our maps and introduce basic compass use. Mid morning we set off on a walk to develop your newly acquired knowledge and skills - you will be given plenty of guidance and tips as we go. We then return to the cafe to sum up the day.
Map and compass is provided for your use during the day.
Tea/coffee will be available on arrival at the cafe.
Please bring a packed lunch (or purchase at the cafe), drink and any snacks you might require during the day. It is always good to have some spare rations with you when out walking. More information: https://pipstickswalks.eventbrite.co.uk
Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.
Could this be you? We are seeking additional sponsors to enable the festival to continue going from strength to strength - get in touch with AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org if you'd like to know more!