Walk 10 – Introduction To Map Reading & Navigation Theory & Practice

  • DATE: Sunday 21 and 28 August 2022 (2 sessions)

  • TIME: 10.00am 

  • START LOCATION: The Hub, Petersfield Station (on 21 August)

  • WHAT3WORDS/GRID REF: ///unroll.mammal.reporters; SU743 235

  • DISTANCE: 21st NA – theory; 28th approx. 8 miles – slowly

  • DURATION: 21st 3 hours; 28th approx. 4-5 hours

Not confident to go out walking on your own or to venture off the paths you know? Well, join these 2 sessions over 2 Sundays and we’ll have you galivanting across the countryside on your own adventures in no time! The first session is theory based, helping you get to grips with some map reading and journey planning basics. Once you have that under your belt, we’ll have a go at putting it into practice. You’ll each get the opportunity to plan and lead a couple of sections of a longer walk, helping build up your confidence to fly solo. You will need to be available for both sessions. You will be advised of the practical location on 21st.

Walk Key

Please look at the festival website ‘Information’ page to understand the walk key, what to wear, advice on medical information, weather plans, arriving before the scheduled departure time etc before deciding if you would like to join this walk.

Walk Pace


Walk Grade

Varying landscape with some more challenging slopes. Suitable for keen walkers or anyone who is reasonably active

No dogs

Walk Leader

Malinka from Rural Strides is a co-organiser of the walking festival. Rural Strides was set up to promote the beauty and variety of the local Weald and Downland area, as a walking destination close to London. With a wealth of knowledge of local routes, hidden gems and where to find nature at its best in every season, Rural Strides is your ideal walking companion for the Hampshire/West Sussex borderlands.