This course has a number of aims, including:
To develop a level of understanding and independence
Apply newly learned skills on gentle mountain terrain
Provide an individually tailored learning experience with nationally qualified coaches.
The basics of a GPS unit
Memory Map Software – what it is and how we can use it
Basic navigation refresher
Planning simple journeys in the hills
Equipment appropriate to this environment
These are some of the essential skills required in order to understand the uses and limitations of GPS and digital mapping software. These skills are relevant whether you want a one-day experience, or a practical introduction to expanding your experience in the hills. All of these areas will be covered in a practical way during the course of an evening in Tollymore and a day spent in the hills, giving you the opportunity to learn from the staff and other course participants alike.
This list is a suggestion of what you should bring. Waterproofs, walking boots and rucksacks may be borrowed from our stores. If you have a GPS unit, please bring it along. You should bring the following: waterproof jacket and trousers, boots, fleece jacket, hat and gloves, harness and rack, vacuum flask, water bottle, mourne map (1:25,000), guide book, compass Silva type 4 or similar, camp kit, headtorch (plus a spare battery), small first aid kit, and spare clothes
+44(0)28 4372 2158
32 Hilltown Road
+44(0)28 4372 2158
Directions from Newcastle: Follow B 180 towards Newry. Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is approx 1.5 miles after Bryansford village on the left.
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