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Llanthony Priory car park

Bristol Hiker Girls: Next steps navigation (Black Mountains)

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Bristol Hiker Girls: Next steps navigation (Black Mountains)
Bristol Hiker Girls: Next steps navigation (Black Mountains)

Time & Location

22 Jul 2023, 09:30 – 15:00

Llanthony Priory car park, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny NP7 8DQ, UK

About the event

What do I need to know?

This event is for people who are already familiar with*:

- understanding the features of an OS map 

- using features on the ground to work out where they are on a map

- orientating the map

- estimating distance on a map

This event will build on these skills and:

  • Explore the differences between lowland and hill/moorland terrain
  • Focus on how to interpret contour lines
  • Introduce compass techniques
  • Explore a lesser known but stunning part of the Brecon Beacons.

You don't need to be super fit or speedy but you should be able to walk at least 8km/5miles, be comfortable moving over uneven ground, up and down steep hills and over a stile or two. Wear supportive, closed-toed footwear, trousers/leggings, bring layers, hat, suncream, lunch and drink. If you have any questions about what to bring, please get in touch. Maps and compasses will be provided but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

Location/travel info:

Free parking at Llanthony Priory car park (this can be busy - car sharing is strongly recommended!)

For those wishing to camp the night before/after, Llanthony campsite is next door.

There is NO signal in the valley - if you need help with directions please contact Siân before 21/07/2023 at 8pm. 

Please arrive in plenty of time for a 9.30am start

*if you are not yet familiar with these skills you can learn them HERE and HERE.


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    +£1.06 service fee
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