HilltopTreks have been organising Guided Walks, Short Walking Breaks, Walking holidays and Day Tours in Ireland and abroad for numerous years.
We pride ourselves on giving you the best insight into Ireland, its culture, history, music, people and of course its beautiful landscape.
What We provide: Guided Day walksShort Walking BreaksWalking Holidays in Ireland and abroad – Guided or Self Guided.Day Tours from Dublin of Wicklow or the Boyne ValleyDay Tours with Guided Walks or Horse Riding Options.Tailor made walks and Holidays to suit you. All the Walks are lead by qualified walking guides with suitable 1st aid for the outdoors and are fully insured.
All Welcome from the novice to the more experienced walkers
This Navigation Course is in Two Parts - Online and Outdoor.
The course is given by a qualified Mountain Leader and provider with Mountaineering Ireland.
Online Navigation Course – Tuesday Dec 8th at 7pm (approx 2hrs)
Outdoor – Dublin hills: TBD (approx 3 -4 hrs)
Meeting: Through Zoom Cost: € 55pp
Overview of the Online and Outdoor Navigation course.
Map Reading, Setting a Map, Map scales and index, Map Contours,
Compass work, How to use a compass, Taking a bearing and follow
The course is given by a recognized Mountaineering Ireland Provider.
Map Sheet 56 and Silva Type 4 compass are best for this course.
The course is split between online and outdoor sessions.
Online Session: (through Zoom)
Introduction to your map (we will be using OSI sheet 56 for this course)
Scales of a map, what they mean. 1:50,000, 1:25,000, best map for Hill Walking.
Features of a map, contour lines, index and what these are.
How a map is representative of the ground it covers.
GPS coordinates of a map and how to read them.
Introduction to the compass and its parts.
Practical Day in the hills: (Outdoor – Exact location be given)
How to set your map.
Recognise features on the landscape from your map.
Timing and Pacing for measuring distance.
Using your compass with your map. Taking a bearing for direction to walk.
Measuring distance from your map and applying this to the ground.
Using some simple navigation techniques to get to your required location.
Choosing a safe and suitable route.