Join Andy for a day of map reading training!


You’re in experienced hands, Andy having walked alone across most of the UK’s wilds spaces and further afield too.

He’s a Mountain Leader and has delivered many map and compass sessions, all to great acclaim 🙂 We will start at the beginning, in a cafe environment, and look at the basic uses of an Ordnance Survey Map, the standard map for hillwalkers in the UK.

We will also learn about the compass for navigation alongside other key navigation techniques such as pacing, timing, handrails etc. Lunch will be at Laura’s Diner and when suitably refreshed we’ll head off to an area of nearby bleak common land for some truly challenging navigation problems that will test your skills and hone them at the same time.

More info

Height Gain : 250m Distance : 12km Time : 6hrs

What to bring

* Walking boots please
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
* Packed lunch


Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and Tearooms, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8ER
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June 11


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Wales Outdoors - Walking Adventures In Wales And Beyond!

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Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and Tearooms

Brecon, GB, LD3 8ER


Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)