By: Blonde Two
We offer a range of navigation courses, wild camping courses and Dartmoor experiences within the stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor offers 368 square miles of beautiful countryside but many people do not have the confidence to venture off the beaten path and experience her wilder side. We firmly believe that, with the right outdoor skills, Dartmoor can be for everybody and our courses and experiences have been designed as learning experiences that encourage safe exploration and build independence. Whether you are interested in learning to navigate using a map and compass, experiencing wild camping on Dartmoor for the first time or just having some fun and exploring the landscape, we have the Dartmoor course for you.
Navigation in poor visibility or at night is an important skill. It gets dark every day of the year and we all know how misty our hills and mountains can be. Each year people realise too late just how dark it can be out on the hills at night or how confusing the mist can be. As paths, signs and even large rock features disappear into the night or swirl away into the mist, navigation without map and compass skills can become impossible. The other great advantage of night navigation training is that it really hones your navigation skills. We believe that regularly getting outside at night is one of the best ways to develop accurate and reliable navigation skills. Without all the usual distractions of long views and visible pathways, navigation skills become focused and precise and the sense of achievement heightened. If you want to gain confidence and improve your hill safety, these night navigation courses are for you.
Friday 16th November 2018 – £30 (more course information)
Our popular ladies only navigation courses have been running for 3 years now and we are proud to have enabled women from across the UK to explore further and with more confidence. We enjoy hearing about our trainees adventures, which to date include solo bivvy nights, long distance footpaths and wild camping adventures. Successful navigation relies on a set of key skills and, with over 25 years of expedition teaching experience behind us, we know exactly how to pitch training to suit our audience. If you want to learn to use a map and compass in a fun and relaxed environment with like-minded women, our beginner navigation courses are for you.
Sunday 23rd June 2019 – £50 (more course information)
Once you have learned the basic navigation skills, the only way to keep and improve them is to get out and practise them. Our intermediate navigation courses are recommended for those who have had some basic training and the opportunity to gain a bit of personal experience. During each intermediate navigation course we will consider the ability level of the group, have a quick recap of skills and then head out onto Dartmoor to practise and improve. If you know how to use a map and compass but want to move towards more independence and confidence, our intermediate navigation courses are for you.
Saturday 31st August 2019 – £50 (more course information)
Here on Dartmoor we are really lucky to be the only place in England where there is a legal right to wild camp. However this doesn’t mean that you can camp anywhere on Dartmoor or that you don’t need to learn a few basic wild camping safety and environmental rules. Our wild camping weekends are a great mix of fun and challenge and we make every effort to tailor them to meet the needs of participants with safety, packing, food and navigation advice. If you want to try wild camping for the first time or revisit your camping skills, our wild camping courses are for you.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019 – £110 (more course information)
For the first time in 2019, we are also offering a winter wild camping weekend.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2019 – £130 (more course information)
No two bunkhouses are the same but they all offer a great mix of comfort and adventure. We Blondes are experts at the bunkhouse experience and can advise you on most of Dartmoor’s bunkhouses and how to enjoy their unique brand of communal living. We have designed our bunkhouse experiences to provide a great combination of chat, laughter, fun, games and Dartmoor walking. Stay with us in one of our favourite locations and have your own taste of the World of Blonde. If you are looking for a fun outdoor trip with the comfort of a few facilities, our bunkhouse experiences are for you.
Friday 25th (evening) and Saturday 26th January 2019 – £150 (more information)
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