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Techniques and Skills for Walkers

Walking is one of the UK's most-popular hobbies, and effective navigation skills are essential if we are to fully enjoy our walking.

This practical guide will help you acquire those skills. You'll get to grips with your map and learn just how easy it is to use your compass properly. Armed with these essential navigational skills you will be able to enjoy the freedom of the hills with confidence and safety. That's if you practise them ... so the guide also includes exercises to ensure your navigation skills stay fresh and available to use when you need them most.

Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and author of Map and Compass and the Navigating with a GPS mini-guide published by Cicerone. He runs Silva-sponsored Map and Compass courses from his Peak District home and writes on navigation for a leading walking magazine.

  • Why use a map and compass?
  • Map essentials - scales and grids
  • Map symbols and contours
  • Walking with the map
  • Choosing your compass
  • Taking a bearing from the map
  • Taking a bearing from the ground
  • Walking with map and compass
  • Route planning
  • Night and bad weather navigation
  • New technology - GPS and computer mapping

This book includes a handy navigational aid card to bring out on the hills to use when map reading. The transparent card includes romers for various scales - 1:25,000, 1:40,000 and 1:50,000. It also has a 'Timing Chart' for getting a rough idea on times to complete various distances depending on pace. It also has a 'Pacing Chart' for filling out personal pace setting over various distances and terrains.

Book Details
Title Navigation
Subtitle Techniques and Skills for Walkers
Author Pete Hawkins
Publisher Cicerone Press
Edition Reprinted in 2015
Release Date 2007
Printed Pages 128 Pages
Size 15.5cm x 10.0cm
Postal Weight 150g

Navigation | Techniques and Skills for Walkers

  • Company: Cicerone Press
  • Product Code: CIC-NVG-01
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