Map Reading in Practice - Edwinstowe Library - Adult Learning

Edwinstowe Library, Mansfield

Key details

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
Venue Edwinstowe Library, Mansfield
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost FREE - £13.50

About this course

Interested in using your map reading and navigation skills to plan and complete a walk?  Join us on this practical course. 

The morning will be spent planning the walk and producing a route card.  After lunch, using the route card the group will complete a 5 mile walk.   

This is a great opportunity to develop your map reading skills by:

• Using grid references help you plan the route

• Reading contours and relief to interpret the landscape

• Taking and walking on a bearing using a compass

• Planning a walk using a route card

• Completing a 5 mile walk 

For the course you will need a ruler, a compass, OS Explorer Map 270 Sherwood Forest (available from the library), a calculator or phone calculator, magnifying glass (not essential), pen and paper.

For the practical element of the course, we will be walking approx. 5 miles in the Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest area, so walking boots, suitable clothing and a waterproof is recommended.  Walking poles optional.  Participants should be comfortable walking 5 miles and are advised to contact their GP with any health issues before attending the course.

This is a full day course, so a packed lunch is recommended.

This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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