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Navigation for runners -tracks & Trails - Pentland hills

9:00 AM Saturday
Meet Up Spot Bonaly Scout centre
Beginner / Trail

Set yourself up for a winter of safe running adventures

Navigation is an essential skill for anyone heading away from the security of roads and parks. It is the fundamental skill needed to break the barrier that limits us to familiar trails and opens up a world of exploring new possibilities.

As a runner we want to navigate differently to hill-walkers. We can show you simple techniques that keep your navigation fast and fluid, keeping you on track without having to stop as well as knowing what to do when we get lost!

We will start with fundamental good habits of map setting and direction finding and use these to help us to navigate around a variety of trails. As we go we will add to this with recognising different features on the ground and map along with ways to measure distance as we go.

Tracks & Trails is our foundation navigation course and is designed for on-path navigation where we always have some kind of trail to follow. Compass skills are still important, setting the map, checking the direction of trails and helping us if we get lost.

We will look at route planning skills and resources, so we set off running knowing how far it is, how much climbing is involved and how long it will take us.

Our day will finish in the dark, really testing those new skills in a safe environment.

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As always Strava club members receive a 10% discount, just use discount code STRAVA10 when booking

Aviemore, Scotland, United Kingdom