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Map reading for dummies

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Experience hosted by Oliver

4 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will assemble at the meeting point in the morning where I will give an introduction and a brief insight into route planning, we will then plan a route together through the countryside around Bath, ensuring we see some great sights en-route.
Once we are ready we will head out as a group and do some map and compass lessons on the move as well as discuss some valuable tips and tricks to help.
Each member of the group will take it in turns to navigate under my guidance.
We will stop for lunch (not provided)
Once the walk has finished (usually at the pub) we will go through any extra points and discuss any queries had by the group.
By the end of the day everybody should be proficient in the basic use of a map and compass and should have the confidence to go out there alone!
We will assemble at the meeting point in the morning where I will give an introduction and a brief insight into route planning, we will then plan a route together through the countryside around Bath, ensuring we see some great sights en-route.
Once we are ready we will head out as a group and do some map and compass lessons on the move as well as discuss some valuable tips and tricks to help.
Each member of the group will take it in tur…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide maps, compasses and any other essential items.
    I will a...
From $34
/ person
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Meet your host, Oliver

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am am ex-British Army soldier who now teaches Army Cadets in my spare time. My expert knowledge of map reading has been tested in the most challenging situations and can help you plan routes and navigate anywhere in the world with just the basic equipment. I have extensive experience in teaching all age groups from children to adults and enjoy the hosting experience.
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Where you'll be

We will start from a meeting point which will be a suitable car park, after a short walk we will arrive at the classroom area where the experience will begin.
During the navigation phase we will stop when necessary to orientate and explain things in more detail.
To finish we will end up back at the car park, which is normally a pub, because every great walk ends with a pint.

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

There will be at least 2 miles of walking on this experience and the terrain may not besuitable for those who have difficulty walking.
There will likely be livestock such as sheep and cows during the walking phase.
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead.
This is the countryside, not a town.

What to bring

Suitable hiking shoes/trainers (ensure good ankle support)

Waterproof jacket