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How to use a compass a handy guide to download!

How to use the compass to set the map and a bearing to go down the correct path or across open countryside

On the one and two day courses everyone learns how to use the compass to perform a simple 1-2-3 so the compass magically turns them down the correct path

Even though everyone gets loads of practice in using the compass one my frequent requests is for a crib sheet that provides a few prompts. I have made a couple of PDF’s that you can download below that show you how to: - Set the map to north APN - How to use the compass to point you down the correct path - 1-2-3 - How to use the compass to go across more open countryside - A to B

I will also be putting up a crib sheet for relocation skills in the next month or so.

Download the files from below - links should directly download or open the PDF’s in your browser.

If your map and compass skills are still at bit rusty look out for a new refresher course and a compass master class in 2018 - exclusive courses for those that have already completed any two day map courses with New Forest Navigation. Let me know if you are interested in these courses…

Click on the images below to grab your copy now…

Click on the image below to download a PDF version of how to set the map by doing an 'All Points North' to orientate the map with a compass.

Click on the image below to download a PDF version of how to do use a compass to confirm path direction and to go 'A to B' across more open countryside.

Test last location
Test - April courses and Nigel's walks

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