“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Navigating on Open Moorland

07sep10:00 am4:00 pmNavigating on Open Moorland

Event Details

This course is for anyone who has previously attended an introductory navigation course or knows the basics of map reading. It will equip you to plan your own moorland routes and to start navigating on open moorland, on what can often seem like rather featureless terrain.We will plan together a route of 7-8 miles, taking into consideration the weather, the conditions and the ability of our group.

We will revise the basics of map reading, learn how to take and walk on a compass bearing and practise these skills repeatedly. You will learn to look more carefully at gentle changes in the height of the land and other subtle features that may be all you have to navigate by at times. By the end of the day, you should feel a degree of competence to navigate on this terrain and be aware of your limits and of what you need to work on.

Start point
Postbridge PL20 6TH

8 miles

Knowledge level
Intermediate – you must have some experience of using maps to follow a route.

Walk difficulty
Moderate – including some rough, tussocky, trackless ground and boggy areas.


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-11:00)