A Map and Compass Experience
Ditch Google Maps and discover the joys and hidden spots of Richmond Park through this exciting and unique introduction to navigation course.
Escape to the great outdoors and join a magical WildBase event designed to help you learn the fundamentals of map reading and navigation on London’s doorstep.
The route follows trails, heads through woodland, dips through streams and crosses wide open grasslands as we navigate and explore the great outdoors.
Keep your eyes peeled for ancient trees, air raid bunkers, deer and rare species of fungi, birds and wild flowers.
We’ll have the chance to visit many of the famous and historic landmarks and woodland gardens as well as visiting King Henry’s Mound and see the protected view across to St. Paul’s Cathedral in central London.
Ideal for families and groups.
START POINT AND END POINT
Snacks and hot drinks
Equipment (e.g. compass and map)
WHAT SHOULD YOU TO BRING?
Comfortable clothes to hike in
Water bottle / bladder
Any additional food you may want
Small rucksack to hold your clothes, water and snacks
Waterproof jacket and warm fleece
Personal hand sanitiser
A big smile
HOW HARD IS IT?
This is an introduction to navigation course and is ideal for people with no prior map reading experience. We will hike between 6-10km (3.5-6 miles) so you should be comfortable hiking for 3-3.5 hours.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our leaders and all professional Mountain Guides with first aid qualifications and full insurance. We will ask all participants to fill in a short health and safety form where you must make us aware of any pre-existing conditions or food allergies in advance of the trip.
The trip will operate under the latest Covid-19 guidelines on social distancing and safety. This will mean equipment and food prepared to a safe standard and social distancing guidelines enacted on. We reserve the right to remove anyone from a trip if the requests of group leaders are persistently ignored.
Your ticket is fully refundable in the case of a cancellation caused by Covid19. If the organiser cancels due to force majeure or factors outside of our control (such as a lightning storm), you are entitled to a 50% refund or an equivalent voucher to use on a future trip.
If you decide to cancel your booking, a full refund is given up to 30 days prior to the trip running. If it falls within 30 days of a trip running, we unfortunately are not able to refund customers due to the small group sizes and high upfront costs of running these trips.
You have a 48 hour cooling off period to request a full refund should a booking be made in error.