Night Navigation workshop

Skill level
Easy - Some experience recommended but not necessary
SM
Grade 1

Many hillwalkers have a concern about being caught out in the hills as the light fades, or how to navigate in poor or zero visibility. Anyone who goes out into the hills may be delayed and be coming down off the hill in dusk or the dark, so why not learn how to navigate safely and accurately in this environment? This workshop will show you it is perfectly possible to navigate at night in complete safety.

These night-time workshops are aimed at people who have some basic navigation skills, but who would like to learn or build confidence to navigate as the light fades, in limited visibility or at night (darkness is used to simulate limited or no visibility situations). They also provide an excellent refresher for those training for a Hill and Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader assessment course.

Please note, these Night Navigation Workshops are not suitable for those with no navigation experience. Please see my other NNAS courses here if you are new to navigation.

Please bring a suitable compass of a type similar to a Silva type 4 marked with degrees. I will provide relevant maps. You will also need to bring your own outdoor walking gear, including head torch and spare batteries, as well as warm clothing and some snacks. We will be on the hill for approximately 4 hours.

Places are limited to eight only, please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Duration
4 hours
Distance
4 km
Group size
8
Start time
1700
Start location
Car park beside the Falkland Library, Back Wynd, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BX