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Sat, 15 Apr



Navigation Day with Joe Urwin

A day workshop looking at route planning, strategies for staying on course and what to do if things go wrong.

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Navigation Day with Joe Urwin
Navigation Day with Joe Urwin

Time & Location

15 Apr 2023, 09:30 – 16:30

Blagdon, Charter House Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7XR, UK

About the Event

Trail running can take you into some remote places. Often, as trail runners, we will use our

watches or GPS devices to follow a course, not really engaging with the landscape or paying

attention to the route we have taken. But what happens if those devices fail? My course aims to

provide you with the basic skills to go trail running in a variety of different conditions using a

map and compass. We will look at how to use these skills alongside technology in an ideal

situation and how to use a map and compass to get home safely if all else has failed. We will

also discuss safety on the trails.

The day will consist of a morning session in a classroom at the Charterhouse Centre in the

Mendips where we will look at some maps, discuss the theory behind using a map and compass

on the trails and look at route planning, strategies for staying on course and what to do if things

go wrong. After a break for lunch, we will then head out into the Mendips to put your

knowledge into practice and give you the confidence to use your newfound skills on the trail.

The afternoon run section will be approximately 10k at a pace to suit the whole group with

several sections of walking and regular breaks to go over map and compass skills.

I am mountain leader qualified and teach to the industry standard. I can also advise on routes to

practice your navigation.

Maps and compasses will be provided.

Maximum group size is eight.

For further information, please feel free to contact me on


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