Sunday, 5 July 2009

Conwy Walking Week - Finding your way navigation course

The Conwy Walking Week is in full swing with a huge variety of walking experiences available to all. I've been running the 'Finding Your Way' navigation walk on the hills behind Llanfairfechan this weekend. With the help of mountain leader Jenny Towill we introduced the art of mountain navigation to a great group of keen walkers. They quickly learned to identify features on the surrounding landscape in order to find their position on the map, take and walk on a compass bearing and use timings and pacings to estimate the distance they have covered on the ground. Great job team - you need to get out and practice those new skills, so go somewhere you have not been before, venture off the beaten track and enjoy the mountains!