Discover Trail Walking (2 Days)

Discover Trail Walking (2 Days)

245.00

Come and enjoy walking and exploring well maintained paths and trails, all through the amazing environment of Dartmoor National Park. The weekend aims at helping you gain skills and confidence to get out exploring paths on your own with core navigation, planning and safety skills covered.

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1 DAY | RATIO 1:8 | £245.00

DETAILED INFO

AIMS

The main aims are to help you gain confidence and competence in getting out and exploring more paths and trails. This will be done by supporting you in gaining skills and knowledge in: equipment, route planning, navigation and safety procedures. All of this with the over-riding aim of taking in some great scenery and wildlife all in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.

PRE-REQUISITES

Just the ability to get out walking on paths and trails for 4-6 hours that are not too steep or rough underfoot , along with an attitude to learn, explore and enjoy.

IS IT FOR ME?

Are you wanting to get out on paths and trails but are not sure where to start, or are you out exploring them already and want some help to become more competent and progress. This course is designed to either introduce you to exploring paths and trails or develop your skills if you are already out walking them but looking to develop.

CONTENT

Our highly experienced and qualified instructors will take the time to understand your individuals needs and from that work out the best way to meet them over the two days.

We have a fantastic range of paths and trails to explore in the local area, and through this develop knowledge, confidence and competence. The two days will use these paths and trails to develop experience and skills, and to focus on key areas of planning, navigation, safety and equipment.

The paths and trails will be walked  at a comfortable pace that ensures learning and enjoyment go hand in hand, as well as allowing time to take in the beautiful surroundings of Dartmoor National Park.

The days will typically start with some specific skills sessions (navigation, planning etc), and then head out on the trails to put them into practice.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

We only supply instruction for the course, it does not include transport or personal equipment. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity. Listed below are the essentials;

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers

  • Insulated synthetic jacket

  • Appropriate footwear for the attended course

  • Gaiters

  • 40lt Rucksack

  • Walking Poles

  • Personal Clothing

  • Warm Outdoor Wear

  • Insulating Layers

  • Trekking / Climbing Trousers (not cotton)

  • Hat & Gloves

  • Whistle

  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended

  • Waterproof Map Case

  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags

  • Hydration system (water bottle)

  • Packed Lunch

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Personal toiletries / medication

  • Suncream & sun hat

  • Map information – we encourage everyone on Climb Devon summer navigation & skill courses to have a map covering Dartmoor National Park. OS map OL28 1:25 000 covers the areas we use and is the recommended map for our courses - other scales will be discussed on the course. Please ensure that this is a weather proof active map or you have a map case. For courses in other locations please contact us regarding map information.