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Workshop/Course, Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019, £115



Based at the visitor centre this two day course is a great starting point before heading out into the hills. It is ideal for those new to navigating with a map and compass or those looking to refresh their skills. During the two days the course will cover many aspects of how to stay safe with a few classroom sessions mixed in with plenty of practical training based on the local hills.

On Day one we'll look at the equipment we use, what to look for when purchasing new and how to look after it; how to make sense of a weather forecast and the decisions we need to make when planning a day out; understanding commonly used maps, scales, symbols and the shape of the hills we're walking over; Practical skills in route planning and basic navigation.

On Day Two we'll head out on a day walk. With plenty of practical opportunities along the way we'll add to your skills and look at simple navigation strategies including using a compass. The aim at the end of the two days is to give you the confidence to plan your own routes, head out on your local hills and most importantly, return safely.

The course is accredited by the NNAS and leads to its Bronze Navigation Award. It is run by Manzoku Climbing & Mountaineering, a local company with over 25 years’ experience of helping people safely enjoy the hills and mountains of the UK.

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Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019 09:45 to 16:30


Cost: £115.00 per person



Location and nearby places


Plan route to Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 977262  Lat: 51.92489 Long: -3.48906

Turn off the A470 south-west of Brecon at Libanus where signed to the Visitor Centre.

Parking: with charge

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