Natural Navigation Day Workshop - An introduction to an invaluable skill
Natural Navigation is an invaluable skill that not only helps with direction finding but makes every journey more interesting and involves you thinking about the landscape in a different way and being far more involved in it as you travel. You will learn how to interpret the signs that are in fact all over the landscape in the plants and trees, the sky and the earth, giving you clues to direction.
The day includes a classroom session around the campfire where you will be introduced to over 50 techniques and tips for direction finding, before then going out on a gentle walk for a couple of hours to put what we have learned into practice and look at lots of real examples of nature’s signs.
Even when you have a map & compass there is nothing better than using your experience and knowledge to navigate and I am a big fan of putting as many "tools" in your toolbox as you can when it comes to navigation. What do you do when the gps plays up, the map or compass get lost, or the weather closes in so much you can’t see to take a bearing. Remember getting lost and not knowing how to navigate out can be the difference between getting back to camp or putting yourself in a desperate survival situation.
Day Workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to
All of our courses are run by our highly qualified and experienced lead instructor Graham who, like all good teachers, remains a student for life. He holds various independent qualifications and skills including - NCFE Level 4 Bushcraft Leader, NCFE Level 4 Practical Ethnobotany, Cybertracker Track and Sign Level 2, Cybertracker Wildlife Trailing Level 2, GB Archery Qualified Archery Instructor, Institute of Outdoor Learning Member, and writes articles for magazines. He is a full time Bushcraft Instructor working with both adults and children all year round.