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Pentland Outdoor Navigation

Night Navigation Course

People who enjoy walking in the countryside probably do so for exercise, relaxation, to see the views and to enjoy the company of other people There will generally be no need to for quick navigation decisions. Walks often follow noticeable features for long distances meaning that maps can be put away.

However, some walks will involve complex footpath networks in rural areas, farmland, and forest. Other walks may include complex terrain with intricate contour detail.  Any walk may involve lousy weather or poor visibility. In such instances, maintaining constant map and ground contact will be essential

Since humans are not naturally nocturnal animals, seeing at night has its limitations, especially without artificial light.

We become very unsure of ourselves and our surroundings, especially in unknown terrain. Darkness and disorientation are two primeval human fears, throw in changeable weather conditions, injuries, and you can see why so many hillwalkers find navigation at night a daunting prospect.

This course will highlight the pitfalls of night navigation and how to avoid them, building up the individual's confidence to move across open terrain during the hours of darkness.


Cost: Course £80.00pp  payable in advance of the course start date. The course will not be confirmed until paid for.

Cancellation of course. If you (the participant) cancel the course, a cancellation fee of £45 pp will be deducted from the payment.

If Pentland Outdoor cancels the course, then you will get full payment of the monies returned.

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