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Cake and Compass: 2 hour navigation sessions at Barony Cafe

07/04/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cake and Compass 8 week navigation course by Five Senses at the Barony Cafe, Alyth

Cake and Compass is an 8-week course in February 2019, but you can come to just one session or to all, as each week a different navigation topic will be cover. It’s intended for people who want to learn more about the map and compass to gain confidence but who don’t want to be standing out in a cold, wet field.

We all learn best when we’re enjoying themselves and are comfortable, so Cake and Compass offers you the chance to sit in comfort, enjoy some excellent cake and high quality coffee or tea and learn the navigation in a relaxed, informal way — rather than outdoors or in a classroom. There’s no Powerpoint presentation, slides or intimidating questions here!

Instead, find out answers to common problems like:

  • using a compass correctly
  • poor sense of direction
  • difficulty interpreting contours
  • not really understanding maps
  • OK with following footpaths but not really getting how maps are used in the wild
  • lack of confidence outdoors

Is it possible to be certain where you are in the wild with only a map and compass and not a GPS? Let’s find out.

If you’re someone who has allowed other people to do the navigating for you, or who hasn’t felt motivated enough to go out and practice on your own or book onto formal course, then this is for you.

Time: Sundays from 3 February, 4-6pm

Duration: 8 weeks, 3 Feb – 24 March 2019

Cost: £15/session including cake and hot drink

Location: Barony Cafe, Alyth, Perthshire (home of Alyth Cycles on Commercial Street)


inside of Barony Cafe, where Cake and Compass takes place

Barony Cafe, Alyth


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Malcolm Handoll


Barony Cafe
22 Commercial Street
Alyth, Perthshire PH11 8af United Kingdom
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07871 309900