Love Her Wild Navigation Weekend

A fun weekend course on the South Downs
Mentored by Julia Gillick

Expedition Leader/Wilderness Guide

Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FB
For ages: 18+
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

What we'll do

A navigation weekend course for women from the Love Her Wild community led by Julia Gillick; Lowland Leader and wilderness therapy facilitator. Covering map reading, compass skills and orienteering, this is the perfect course for women wishing to learn some outdoor leadership skills, develop their practise or refresh their knowledge base. We'll hike part of the South Downs Way, and use the route to hone our skills. You'll be shown some basics and have the opportunity to practise in pairs, before being given the chance to lead sections of the walk. We'll lighten the load with plenty of laughter, time to chat and play games, and plenty of stops for rests, pints and ice cream! -Friday night YHA private dorm accommodation -Saturday 10mile walk, incorporating map reading and compass practise, and a pub lunch -Saturday evening camping with home-cooked meal around the campfire (showers available) -Sunday morning 7mile walk with navigation challenges, to finish at South Downs YHA with tea & ca...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


I am a qualified Lowland Leader, with extensive experience in expedition leading and outdoor learning. As a CCF Army Officer, teacher and expedition leader, I have led groups in the Rocky Mountains, Uganda and Borneo and love nothing better than the bonding and camaraderie of a fun and challenging outdoor experience. I love bringing people together in the great outdoors!

What you’ll need

Decent hiking boots Large rucksack (60 litres) Tent (or share with a buddy) Roll mat/Thermarest Sleeping bag (2 seasons ok) Spare clothes Warm layers Flip flops for evening Wash kit & sarong Sun cream, hat and sunglasses Waterproof jacket First aid kit (& personal meds) Water bottle Snacks Ordnance Survey map OL11 Brighton & Hove Compass

Learning aims

To learn some navigation skills and put them into practise on a hike

Love Her Wild Navigation Weekend course mentored by Julia Gillick
Love Her Wild Navigation Weekend course mentored by Julia Gillick

What's provided


Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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we'll be

South Downs Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FB

Pricing information

Standard price: £180

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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