Starting out with Navigation

This course covering the very basics with some useful rescue aids thrown in is designed to be a fun activity for kids and adults alike, and it can be used as a foundation course for further learning. This course will include finding North without a compass, pace counting and how to attract help when lost or in trouble.

What's covered:

What navigation is and why it is useful to know

Compass Points

  • Cardinal points (Never Eat Shredded Wheat)

  • Directions in between

  • Finding North with a compass - basic

  • Finding North with a shadow stick

  • Finding North with a clock face​


  • Pacing - squaring

  • Ranger beads

  • Tally counters

Rescue Aids

  • What to do when we get lost

  • How we stand out

  • Rescue signals - arms, whistles, torch (SOS)

  • Heliograph

  • Space blanket

This course is an hour and a half long and at the end everyone will be given some freebies to take away which may prove helpful should the need arise (or if you just want to practice some of the skills learnt during the course)

Pricing: £15/head (minimum age 6yrs, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)

            £ 45 family of four based on 2 adults and 2 children

Please contact us directly if booking without a stay at The Secret Garden Touring Park. Campers who are staying at The Secret Garden Touring Park get a 10% off Crafty Campers Discount when booking through the campsite.


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