Workshop - Learn How to Map Read Workshop - Learn How to Map Read Workshop - Learn How to Map Read Workshop - Learn How to Map Read Workshop - Learn How to Map Read Workshop - Learn How to Map Read

Workshop - Learn How to Map Read

5.0 · 1 review

Tring, Hertfordshire

Musette Cafe, Station Road, Tring, HP23 5RS, United Kingdom

Sun 19th March 2023

Starting at 09:00

1 race




We are following current UK Government guidelines in delivering trail running trips. They are conducted in line with England Athletics guidelines to ensure your safety. In addition, you will need to carry with you (not wear) on all of our trips until further notice a face covering.

At Run the Wild we have appointed Simon James as COVID-19 Officer. Within this role a risk assessment has been completed, and will be updated, for all UK events with specific regard to COVID-19 and a COVID-19 action plan put in place, in addition to our standard risk assessments. Any updates to Government Guidance will be monitored, and procedures adjusted accordingly, and a COVID-19 secure environment will be maintained. All clients are asked to confirm they are exhibiting no symptoms prior to coming to a Run the Wild event. All guides carry a mask and hand sanitisers, and have been briefed on COVID-19 protocols in case of an emergency situation where the administering of first aid is required.

What we ask of you, the client:

We require you to bring with you a face covering (this will be checked). They are purely for emergencies, and not for running in, for example if you needed to receive first aid.

Please do not attend the event if it requires you to break any government guidelines, this includes, but is not limited to, travel to/from the event, breaking self-isolation or household isolation either due to illness or recent arrival from abroad. It’s extremely important that if you are feeling unwell or display any symptoms either for COVID or any illness you must not attend!

Good hygiene must be practised at all times. This includes a strict policy of no spitting while running.


At Run the Wild we are passionate about getting you out onto the trails. If you book directly with us on any of our trips and if Run the Wild have to cancel or postpone a trip due to COVID-19 government restrictions you can either postpone your place free of charge or receive a full refund less booking fees (this equates to around 97% refund). This is in addition to our Terms & Conditions.

Run the Wild has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Ever got fed up with doing extra distance in a race because you took the wrong turn?! Always just following the people ahead of you? Or maybe you just want to get to grips with map reading. In this series we will be teaching you navigation methods as well as practical tips of how to stay on the right path in wild areas of the UK and Europe as well as understanding how this can practically relate to trail running. We all hear far too often of people getting lost in the hills either in races or just indeed on leisurely hikes. Even a GPS has limited capacity in route finding but with the right knowledge you can be the ultimate GPS!

On this morning workshop you will be taught the essentials of navigating with a map by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based near Musette Cafe, in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you’ve learnt some of the basics we move onto the trails to provide practical experience. The workshop will finish around midday.


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  • 5k


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Instruction on navigation by qualified instructor
Theory and practical instruction
Bag storage
Inspiring trails!

  • Navigation Tuition
  • Bag Storage


The event will start at 9am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around midday (full details in your booking pack).


The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for at this event and although the workshop is aimed at runners, we will be walking the routes.

Course Details

The workshop is open to all abilities, runners and walkers alike. We will be walking the routes as this is the best way to spend time learning about navigation. No previous navigational experience is required to participate.


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·3 months ago

A fantastic fun and informative morning learning essential navigation skills. Before today I had no clue how to navigate off roads. The maps just made no sense to me. Today, after just a few hours of instruction from Simon, I feel a lot more confident. I still have to take today’s learnings and practice more and more in the wild to become really comfortable, but the whole thing no longer overwhelms me like it did before. Thank you Simon and Run the Wild!!
Dear Raj many thanks for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed the morning and found it useful! have fun exploring the trails and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Team RtW
Run the Wild

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