Wiltshire course start locations, details and directions

Map reading courses start from a number of locations across Wiltshire - course joining details with directions are sent to all course participants

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Fyfield Down car park
51.428918,-1.771738
West Woods
51.398645,-1.768266
Marlborough - Fyfield Down 

Marlborough, Fryfield Down car pak

Marlborough is situated in Wiltshire and is easily reached within an hour (or less) from the nearby towns of Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and Swanage and the surrounding counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire and Devon.

Marlborough allows for excellent access to a network of footpaths that are ideal for novice map readers and those looking to improve navigation and compass skills.

Those taking part will need to be fit enough to climb up and down a few, but not an excessive number of hills or rolling downland at relaxed learning pace. The total course length is around 10-12KM.

The postcode SN8 1PN will get you to the right area, but NOT the actual car park using a satnav. This is a paid car park and you will need to pay for the parking in addition to the course cost.

Fyfield Down National Nature Reserve, Manton House Estate, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PN

The car park can be reached from the A4 around a mile west of Marlborough. Follow the minor road sign posted 'Manton House and Hollow' all the way to the turn off for the house and the car park is up a short gravel drive on the left.

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Map reading courses start from Fryfield Down car park

Wiltshire map reading course dates and information

2019 dates - more dates being added soon....

27 and 28 April 2019 - National Navigation Award Scheme Bronze - Fyfield and Savernake Forest

Learn to navigate the downland tracks and paths of Wiltshire using a map and compass. Courses suitable for complete beginners or those looking to improve skills


New Forest Navigation runs a number of map reading and how to use a compass courses that start from near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
One to one, one to two and small group map and compass one and two day courses.
National Navigation Award Scheme bronze level map reading course - suitable for complete beginners.
One day map reading and how to use a compass course - Ideal for complete beginners.
One and two day (day two) map and compass courses - learn further map and compass skills.
ALL maps, compasses and navigation equipment are provided as part of the course cost - just bring yourself!

Marlborough - West Woods car park 

West Woods car pak

West Woods Forestry car park - details and directions:

From Marlborough follow the A4 sign posted to Avebury, take a left turn after a couple of miles sign posted to Clatford, straight over at the cross roads and the car park signage is on you right.

The postcode SN8 4DY will get you to the right road, but NOT the actual car park using a satnav.

Map reading courses start from West Woods car park

New Forest Navigation runs a number of map reading and how to use a compass courses that start from near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
One to one, one to two and small group map and compass one and two day courses.
National Navigation Award Scheme bronze level map reading course - suitable for complete beginners.
One day map reading and how to use a compass course - Ideal for complete beginners.
One and two day (day two) map and compass courses - learn further map and compass skills.
ALL maps, compasses and navigation equipment are provided as part of the course cost - just bring yourself!

New Forest Navigation map reading courses start from car parks and villages within the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is located in south Hampshire, South East England. It is easily accessible from the surrounding counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex and London. No need to travel to Snowdnia or Peak District with the New Forest on your door step!
Course start locations are reached easily from all New Forest villages and towns, which all have a huge range of accommodation options; Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Lymington, Christchurch, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Burley, Sway and further afield at Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury.

New Forest Navigation

Learn Map Reading and how to use a Compass courses in the New Forest.
New Forest National Park, Hampshire, UK
07873575997