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.
What to Bring:
Please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions, some refreshments and your own compass if you have one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alpkit Foundation's School of Adventure has a packed programme, full of specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.