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National Map Reading Week (17 - 23 October 2016)

When
18/10/2016
till
23/10/2016
Where
Price
£10-£20
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To celebrate National Map Reading Week (17 – 23 October 2016) Ordnance Survey and Dartmoor National Park have joined forces with Moorland Guides, Compassworks and the Two Blondes to offer a series of half and full day navigation workshops as well as a navigation based treasure hunt!

Richard Drysdale, Visitor Services Manager, Dartmoor National Park said:

“During the week a number of ‘have a go’ workshops will be running to help you get more out of a visit to Dartmoor and equip you for a lifetime of exploring our wonderful wild places.

At just £10 for a half day or £20 for a full day the workshops are incredible value and we hope they will encourage people to improve their map-reading skills in order to safely get out and enjoy all that Dartmoor has to offer.” 

Date – Tuesday 18 October
Location – Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown.
Join Moorland Guide Nigel Grist for an introduction to map-reading and compass work.  The workshop combines navigation teaching with a walk so that participants (min 3 – max 12) get an opportunity to practice their skills.
Booking:  Required in advance, via email nigel@theunseenview.com  or phone: 07949 904066
Further Details – www.moorlandguides.co.uk

Date – Thursday 20 October
Location – Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor.
Join Moorland Guide Amanda Head on an introduction to map-reading and compass work.  The workshop combines navigation teaching with a walk so that participants (min 3 – max 12) get maximum opportunity to practice.

Booking:  Required in advance, via email amandahead189@btinternet.com   or phone 07970 643883
Further Details – www.moorlandguides.co.uk

Date – Saturday 22 October
Location – Belstone.
Join Compassworks for an ‘Introduction to Map and Compass’.  This 3 hour course will feature how to read and understand an O.S. Map and will also look at how a compass works, how to use it, grid references and much more.

Maps and compasses will be available on the day.

Booking – www.Compassworks.co.uk – Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.  Further Details – www.compassworks.co.uk  – Full details of where to meet and what to bring etc will be sent by email once a booking form is received.

Date – Sunday 23 October
Location – Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge.
Join Moorland Guide Emma Cunis on an introduction to map-reading and compass work.  The workshop combines navigation teaching with a walk so that participants (min 3 – max 12) get maximum opportunity to practice.

This introductory workshop will be in the form of two half days – one starting at 10am and the afternoon workshop running from 2.30pm until 5pm.

Booking:  Required in advance, via email emmacunis@hotmail.com   or https://www.facebook.com/events/176916779383634/
Further Details – www.moorlandguides.co.uk

Please note all workshops start at 10:00.

Half day workshops run until 13:00 and cost just £10
Full day workshops run until 16:30 and cost just £20.

Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (Please enquire with your guide for child rates); well behaved dogs on a lead might be allowed to join their owners on some workshops – please confirm with your guide!

Clothing: You will be practising your skills on Dartmoor therefore you will need suitable clothing for moorland walking especially warm/waterproof clothing, a hat and decent boots.

Please bring a drink and a packed lunch or snacks as required.

If you have a Dartmoor OL28 map and compass please bring them along but there will be some available.

Can’t make a workshop? Join us for a map reading treasure trail!
If you want to find out more about map reading but can’t get to a workshop then why not come along to the National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor over autumn half term, pick up a clue sheet (for a small charge) and take part in an ‘Introduction to map reading’ treasure trail. Devised by Two Blondes Walking, 2016 Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champions, they will also be on hand on Friday 21 October in the morning to get you enthused about all things maps and outdoors!

Booking – no booking required

Further details – www.dartmoor.gov.uk/visiting  or http://www.twoblondeswalking.com/