BSO Dark Arts Of The Compass


This is an offsite activity where you will have to arrange your own transport

You might be a hillwalker looking to improve your navigation skills beyond the basic level, so that you’re confident to cross open country where paths are feint and be able to navigate in low visibility from a known point.

Or you might be a competent and experienced map reader who doesn’t get to practice your technical skills very often and would like to refresh them in a relaxed and supportive environment.

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What to Expect:

We will spend approximately 30 minutes on the BSO site, looking at fundamentals of navigation on a large teaching map before splitting the group in to two teams based on experience, knowledge and ability.
Then we’ll drive up to Longstone Moor (approx 10 minutes) where we’ll spend two hours on practical skills out on the moor using map, compass, looking at ground features and navigating between them using bearings, pacing and timing.

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What to Bring:

Please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions, some refreshments and your own compass if you have one.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: Any age welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult)
Course Provider: Pro Mountain
Student / Instructor Ratio: 12:1
Start/Finish: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: This course requires your own transport
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure. This activity takes place off-site, latecomers will be left behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.