Some HX runners have recently expressed an interest in becoming more familiar with map reading. I recently attended an excellent map reading course which started at the National Trust Car Park at Coombe Hill, near Chequers. David Jackson runs a local walking group called Chiltern Walks and regularly runs this course at a cost of £10 for the day. The next one takes place on Saturday, 3rd September, and is highly recommended.
Briefly, the course covers:
- Basic map reading and navigation
- Planning and following a route on the map
- What to do when lost
- Compass reading
Full details or to sign up are available at: