This two day course uses a series of fun activities to introduce you to map and compass skills; navigation techniques; planning and following a route. This includes: map scales, map features and symbols, map setting, cardinal points, using a compass, measuring distance, contours, pacing and timing, grid references, bearings, tracking progress, catching features, route planning and practicing following a route. Equipment, safety and access in the outdoors. This foundation course offers beginners a good base from which they can start to practice and build up their own skills. The second day offers the benefit of further tuition, guidance and route planning to enhance skills learnt on day one.