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Navigation skills day on offer

Posted 20 July 2010
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Navigation skills day on offer
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Those wanting to be able to navigate better using Ordnance Survey maps and compasses can undertake a one-day course run by rangers from the Lake District National Park Authority.

Its Map and Compass Day will be held in the area around Ullswater, starting at the information centre in the lakeside village of Glenridding at 10:00 BST and continuing until 18:00 BST.

Walking boots have been described as essential for the day, while maps and compasses will be provided for participants, who must be aged 12 or older, making this a day when parents wanting to educate their children about the outdoors can do so.

The cost of taking part is £5 for adults and £3 for children, while a packed lunch should be brought.

Visitors to the Lake District may find such navigation skills particularly handy in the area near Glenridding, as it features a number of the highest mountains in the national park.

Among these are Helvellyn, the third loftiest peak in England at 3,117 ft, while Catstye Cam, Fairfield, Sheffield Pike and Dollywaggon Pike are all over 2,800 ft.

Posted by Brandon Egley