Next dates : 15th & 16th March 2014
Spend a horseless weekend at the Brandy House learning and improving your map reading skills with Phil Weaver from TRAC (TREC Riders Association Cwmru) - A great way to start the year whether you want to have fun hacking in unfamiliar country, trail ride or compete in TREC events. Phil is extremely experienced and provides excellent training which is fun and interactive. - This really is a weekend not to miss!
Over the weekend we will be covering the following ...........................
An introduction to map reading, reading contour lines & features that are useful to help you navigate a route, map scales & different sorts of map,
An introduction to the compass: how it works & how to take & follow a bearing.
Understanding and plotting routes using 4 fig, 6 fig, & 8 fig Grid References.
Understanding back bearings & aiming off, how to do them & when they might be useful.
Techniques for map copying and saving time in the map room.
Calculating distances and working out speeds and timings…
The Saturday session will be indoors and on Sunday there will be the opportuity to put it all into practice with a POR (orienteering) route around the Brandy House on foot.
Whether you have experience of Map Reading, do TREC or are new to it this will be a great opportunity to learn and improve on existing skills in a fun environment with like minded folks.
To book a place please contact Medina at the Brandy House or complete the form below