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BACKGROUND

Ever got fed up with doing extra distance in a race because you took the wrong turn?! Always just following the people ahead of you? Or maybe you just want to get to grips with map reading. In this series we will be teaching you navigation methods as well as practical tips of how to stay on the right path in wild areas of the UK and Europe as well as understanding how this can practically relate to trail running. We all hear far too often of people getting lost in the hills either in races or just indeed on leisurely hikes. Even a GPS has limited capacity in route finding but with the right knowledge you can be the ultimate GPS!

On this morning workshop you will be taught the essentials of navigating with a map and compass by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based at the Musette Cafe, based in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you've learnt some of the basics in a classroom environment (which serves the best coffee!) we move onto the trails before you get a chance to test your knowledge on a short orienteering route.

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for at this event and although the workshop is aimed at runners, running is optional.

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

You will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the adventure in Aldbury, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Tring Station which take around 40 minutes and is only a short walk to the meeting point. There is also an onsite free car park should you prefer to drive. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.

Ability

The workshop is open to all abilities, runners and walkers alike.

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at 9am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around midday (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Instruction on navigation by qualified instructor
  • Orienteering route
  • Bag storage
  • Inspiring trails!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to / from Musette's Aldbury
  • Food & Drinks

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Discount  
23rd November 2019 23rd November 2019 0.5 6 A1, A2, A3, A4 12 £25 Sold Out

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PAYMENT

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AVAILABILITY


Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick!
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking.
  • If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.