|MTA webinar: Identification of vascular plants, mosses, liverworts and lichens (Part 2)||06/08/2020|
|MTA webinar: Ecological adaptations in arctic and alpine plant species within British mountain vegetation||18/06/2020|
|MTA webinar: History of vegetation in hills and mountains since the last glaciation||11/06/2020|
|MTA webinar: Ecology for leaders series (Part 4) - Sources of information to help plan your day on the hill||04/06/2020|
|Trees in Britain (online event)||04/06/2020|
When I turned 50 I decided that I should really learn to navigate so that I could enjoy the hills in a safer way. My dad and school had taught me to map read when I was a teenager but I knew I was rusty and that there was a bit more that I needed to know about the arcane pleasures of contours!
I started off by doing the Walking Group Leader (WGL) Award, now called Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Award with a view to seeing how it went first before deciding if I wanted to take things further. I really enjoyed the training, consolidation and the assessment so that decided it for me.
I enrolled on the ML and it took me about 2 years to achieve it what with working full time and part time and not living very near to actual mountains, although the Pennines is a pretty good training ground.
My friend and I have started up our navigation training business so that we can pass on our skills and our passion for walking in both mountains, hills and moorland: http://mapandcompass.wixsite.com/mapandcompass