We will navigate ourselves around a 4.5 mile walk, through typical Chiltern terrain of fields and woodland paths, using common navigation techniques. We will also familiarise ourselves with the useful bits of information a map can give, not only useful for achieving that comfy feeling that you get when you know your exact position on the map, but also useful for helping you to plan walks. During the walk we will also introduce some compass techniques, which, while not usually necessary for Chiltern walks, will definitely be worth becoming familiar with, for walking in more remote areas.
Besides the map and compass described earlier, participants will need to be properly dressed for a country walk in our unpredictable weather. Participants need to bring enough fluids for the afternoon. There are public toilets at the start and finish, but only opportunities offered by secluded bushes thereafter.
Course leader Stuart Fletcher lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. As a walk leader for over 30 years, he likes to roam through the beautiful landscapes they offer, pointing out interesting things to people.
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!