Night Navigation Workshop

A night navigation workshop is a fantastic way to build your confidence and develop your skill set and recognise your amazing abilities.

The workshop takes place on Dartmoor and will allow you to put your current navigation skill set to the test, while learning and developing your ability and confidence, opening the door to more awesome Adventures.

The workshop uses the darkness to recreate poor visibility which we can experience in poor weather or simply to navigate if our Adventure includes walking in to, through or out of the night time. 

We will cover,

  • Planning and preparation for night time / poor weather navigation.

  • Develop and use your understanding of timings and pacing to aid in navigation.

  • Navigation tactics and methods to aid in navigating your route.

  • Develop your experience and understanding of how the hills and moorland can look, sound and feel in the dark or in poor visibility.

  • Develop your ability to apply your senses when navigating in the dark or in poor visibility. 

  • Establishing and navigating to an area of safety should the conditions be to poor. 

Night Navigation Workshop

  • In order for you to enjoy your Adventure even more we ask you bring the follwong with you.

    • A small rucksack.
    • A waterproof jacket and trousers.
    • A warm layer such as a fleace, jumper or jacket.
    • A hat and gloves.
    • A flask with a hot drink if you would like one.
    • At least 1 liter of water.
    • Food / Snacks.
    • A camera if you wish to take any pictures. 
    • A note book and pen / pencil should you wish to take notes.
    • A good head torch and spare batteries.
    • A map - 1:25.000 map of Dartmoor (Ordnance survey OL28).
    • A base plate style compass.
    • A watch.

    Please ensure you wear clothing and footwear which is appropriate to the weather and for walking on Dartmoor. The weather can be extreamly unforgiving and the terrain is undulating and uneven underfoot. 

    If you have any questions about any clothing or equipment please contact us

  • The workshop will take place within Dartmoor National park. 

    We use a variety of locations and try to vary where our workshops take place. We do this for a couple of reasons.

    Firstly, to ensure the impact we have on the environment we are in is as minimal as possible.

    Secondly, we know some people may want to visit us and attend the same course a couple of times. We want to be able to facilitate your skills and Adventure in a range of places so you know you have the ability and can trust your own skills. If you have attended a workshop with us before please let us know and we will ensure the locations are changed so you can practice your skills in a new area should you wish to.

    A map with directions and meeting locations will be sent to you via email before the course. However, if you have any problems or questions please contact us.