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Navigation Training (or Refresher) Workshop


Want a confidence boost to explore new places? Memories of how to use a map and compass faded? 

Join us to visit a Dartmoor that's off the beaten track, and a day to help regain your confidence to visit places you've never been to before. Providing a reminder of how to use a map and compass as well as an opportunity to to discover other ways to feel your way through the landscape e.g.: natural navigation (feeling and seeing the landscape). Experience how to always know where you are and how to get to where you'd like to be, whatever the weather.

You'll be walking with others of similar ability and led by Verran Townsend, qualified walking guide and navigator who along with 'Dartmoor's Daughter', loves to encourage and enable others to experience the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor.


Cost: £40 adults. 10% discount for 2 adults booking together. Pre-booking essential.

Further Information

Level: 3 out of 5. The walk is gentle with a relaxed pace and many stops to practice navigation techniques and to have lunch, but you need to be happy spending approximately 3 hours in hilly moorland terrain.

Cost: £40 adults. Pre-booking essential.

Cancellation policy: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.

Meeting point: Car park at Hemsworthy Gate (this is a small carpark on the junction) about 20 minutes drive from the Ashburton turn-off on the A38. Grid reference for the car park is SX 742761 . Nearest postcode is TQ13 9XT for the Haytor Visitors Centre but this will not get you to the exact location. Car sharing is recommended.

What to bring: Map (OL28 Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor), compass, lunch, drink, sunscreen, warm layers, hat, gloves, waterproof clothing (even if the forecast is fine!) and sturdy walking boots. 
For advice on compasses, Silva is recommended and a good source is, for example, Any of the following would be fine: Silva Starter 8; Silva Field; Silva Ranger; Silva Expedition 4.

Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents