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Women’s Wilderness Navigation Workshop on the West Pennine Moors

Women's Wilderness Navigation Workshop on the West Pennine Moors

£ 100

Chorley, Lancashire

Beginner & Intermediate
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 18
Chorley, Lancashire
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 100

Activity Highlights:

This workshop is specifically designed for women looking to boost their confidence in navigation skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced navigator aiming to advance towards Mountain Training qualifications like the Lowland Leader Award, this workshop is tailored to you. It offers a supportive and empowering environment for women to learn and refine their map reading and navigation skills. It’s in a women-only environment, so a great place to make new connections with like-minded women who love the outdoors as much as you do!

Key Details

  • Price: £100 per person
  • Duration: 1 full day
  • Location: West Pennine Moors, using OS 1:25 map
  • Catering: Hot breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, coffee, and biscuits

Key Skills

During the course, you will learn:

  • Map orientation, relating the map to the ground and vice versa.
  • Accurate location positioning and relocation techniques on the hill.
  • Identification of key features on the map, understanding scales and symbols.
  • Contour interpretation for precise navigation.
  • Distance measurement using pacing and timing.
  • Introduction to basic compass skills.

Course Breakdown

This one-day workshop is practical and takes place on the hill. It combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice using a map and compass. The course will conclude with a debrief and suggestions for further training.

Prerequisites

  • No prior navigation experience is required; the course is suitable for all skill levels.

Why Choose Us?

Our center is committed to providing an inclusive, friendly, and supportive environment for women to learn and enhance their navigation skills. We offer a unique, women-focused approach that encourages confidence-building and skill development. With experienced instructors who understand the nuances of teaching navigation to diverse learners, our course is an ideal stepping stone for women looking to pursue outdoor adventures or Mountain Training Qualifications.

Join us for a day of learning, empowerment, and adventure in the beautiful West Pennine Moors!

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What's Included:

  • Expert guidance and instruction.
  • Course materials and resources.
  • Hot breakfast, packed lunch, and afternoon refreshments.
  • Maps and compasses (if needed).
  • Rucksack for carrying personal gear (if required).

What's Not Included:

  • Personal walking gear including waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Head torch, spare clothing, hat, gloves (depending on the time of year).
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Travel to and from the course location.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is specifically designed for women of all skill levels who wish to gain or enhance their navigation skills. From beginners to those more experienced aiming for Mountain Training qualifications like the Lowland Leader Award, the main objective is to build confidence in map reading, compass use, and navigation on the hills.

Participants will learn essential navigation skills including:

  • Map orientation to relate the map to the ground and vice versa.
  • Locating and relocating positions accurately on the hill.
  • Identifying key features on the map, understanding scales, and symbols.
  • Interpreting contours for accurate navigation.
  • Measuring distance using pacing and timing.
  • Introduction to compass skills and their practical application.

The course is a one-day workshop conducted in an outdoor setting, specifically on the West Pennine Moors. It involves a mix of theoretical instruction and practical, hands-on exercises on the hill, using OS 1:25 maps. The day concludes with a debrief and suggestions for further training.

Participants should bring walking equipment suitable for the weather, including a waterproof jacket and trousers, appropriate clothing for the time of year (possibly including a head torch, spare clothing, hat, and gloves), a rucksack for carrying personal gear, and a personal first aid kit. Maps and compasses are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts