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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Walking & Running Holidays, £395

Navigation & Hills Skills Course

Navigation & Hills Skills Course

Details

Despite GPS technology, which we'll discuss and demonstrate, traditional map and compass skills are still an integral part of safe hill walking. This two day practical course will take you through all the essential map and compass skills you need to plan your own walks and navigate safely and confidently.

The course is aimed at beginners, or those wishing to improve their rusty skills and covers all the NNAS Bronze syllabus and overlaps with some aspects of the Silver syllabus. At the end of the course you'll have the opportunity to be assessed and to receive the NNAS Bronze award or just to take the experience gained.

We'll introduce you to the most important navigation skills such as: setting the map, identifying features, interpreting contours, taking and following a compass bearing, estimating distance travelled, identifying a practical route, understanding maps scales, distances, symbols and grid references.

Opening details

This is a 4 night course, commencing on 5th November.

Prices

Prices are from £395 per person (half board accommodation, the services of two trainers, packed lunches on two days) based sharing a twin room with shared facilities. Supplements apply for sole occupancy of a room.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

The house can accommodate up to 21 people and comprises of 11 bedrooms (7 rooms have en-suite facilities, 4 rooms have shared facilities). The house has a dining room where breakfasts and evening meals are taken and also a large lounge for relaxing and taking in the views. There is also a bar in the lounge offering wines, beers and spirits at reasonable prices. A guest kitchen is also available with free tea & coffee for guests. Free W-Fi is available throughout the house.

Address

Buttermere,
Cockermouth,
CA13 9XA

Directions

Plan route to Hassness Country House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 187166  Lat: 54.53833 Long: -3.25677

By car - from Preston (M6) leave the motorway at junction 40 to join the A66 to just beyond Keswick and continue on the minor road following Newlands Valley via Stair and Keskadale to Buttermere. Reaching the edge of Buttermere village, turn left on to the B5289 and continue for approximately 1¼ miles and Hassness estate is on the right.
Alternatively take the B5289 from Keswick via Grange, Borrowdale and Gatesgarth direct to Hassness and the estate will be on your left.
By public transport - the nearest railway station to Hassness is Penrith. You will need to take a bus to Keswick bus station. Once here a taxi or 50 minute bus ride will take you to Hassness House. Hassness House isn’t reachable by public bus in the winter months (from November to Easter).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 28 miles from Penrith station

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