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Cake and Compass: Navigation course at Barony Cafe, Alyth

05/04/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cake and Compass navigation course by Five Senses

We’re back with our popular Cake and Compass sessions! Cake and Compass is an 8-week navigation course on Sundays, starting 5 April 2020. If you 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 all day, then come join us!

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 in a classroom. There’s no Powerpoint presentation, slides or intimidating questions here!

As the weather gets better however, we’ll plan some excursions outdoors as well in order to try out what we’ve learned.

Find 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 5 April, 4-6pm

Duration: 8 weeks excluding 12 April (Easter) 

Cost: £15/session including cake and hot drink

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

How to Buy Tickets: Either email Malcolm at malcolm@allfivesenses.com, call 07921383503 or just show up on the day!


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Malcolm Handoll


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