Introduction to Navigation - Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors! (Walk ref 19)

Thursday 17 Oct ~ 9:30 AM

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.

Route Details

7 miles
5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


£25 plus eventbrite booking fee (CWF special - usually £30)

Meeting arrangements

Meet at the Village Chocolate Cafe, The Arcade, High Street, Goring, RG8 9AY Car park at Wheel Orchard, Station Road, Goring

Walk Leader

Pipsticks Walks


Mostly good paths and tracks but uneven in parts and can be muddy after rain.

Further Information

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:

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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. 


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.


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.





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