Navigation Skills - Hedleyhope Fell - County Durham (with maps)
Working on Compass Skills, Map Reading Skills (incl. contours), Pacing and other navigational skills whilst on Hedleyhope Fell in Durham County. (Map showing location of Hedleyhope Fell: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=54.767412,-1.769571 )
Maps (either OS Explorer 307 [Consett and Derwent Reservoir] or print offs of the attached maps), Compasses, First Aid Kit, Waterproofs, Drink, etc...
Set the young people various tasks based on their surroundings:
1 - identify where they are on the map (this might be by reading the contours, using field boundaries as lines across the fell or by using a couple of bearings and triangulation).
2 - correctly navigate to another point.
3 - give bearings to landmarks they can see (windturbines for instance).
4 - work on pacing to estimate distances.
- hedleyhope fell
- map reading
- map skills
- ordnance survey
- OS map
- Map Reader - Compass points
- Map Reader - Contours
- Map Reader - Outdoors
- Map Reader - Symbols