Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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One Day Navigation Skills Course

Phil Cheek (Fell Section) supported by other members of the fell section organises a one day navigation course for club members 18 & over. The courses are held in spring and autumn depending on interest. There are 12 places available on each course and these are allocated on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. There is a waiting list in operation in preparation for the next course.

The course is aimed at beginners using a successful format used in previous years.

The aim is to take runners who have little or no knowledge of map & compass to the point where they can begin to navigate themselves around the local terrain.

You`ll need to be equipped for a run on the fells & with good warm dry kit in case we end up standing around or moving slowly in bad weather.

Bring a compass (take advice if you need to about what to buy), maps will be provided. Bring a packed lunch (tea/coffee & cakes will be provided).

The morning session will be "classroom" followed by exercises in the local fields. After lunch you will set out in small groups on a mini mountain marathon course shadowed & advised by an experienced fell runner. The afternoon session will take ~2hrs and you will be required to wear suitable clothing for the remote terrain and weather conditions.

Date: TBA

Location: Common Barn Farm (Smith Lane, Rainow SK10 5XJ)

Registration 9.45-10.00

Aim to finish by 16.00

Cost: £8.00 (bring on the day) to cover room hire, maps, tea/coffee and cake (please bring own packed lunch)

The course is limited to a maximum of 12 participants (pre-booked on a first-come-first-served basis) - if it is over-subscribed there will be a waiting list.

To book a place on this course please contact Neil Gunn (who is supporting Phil) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and email address

Phil Cheek
Organiser of Club Fell Handicap