We all love the ease of using GPS and smart-phone apps to find our way around … but like living on junk food alone an over reliance on this is bad for our long-term (navigational) health. The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is currently on a media offensive warning of how our over reliance on mapping apps and GPS is undermining our ability to navigate.
See articles at both BBC News and UK Climbing. One solution? Get on an Outdoor Learning Service staff training course and get the skills and resources to effectively deliver navigation to your pupils and community groups.
Take a look at the Staff CLPL area for navigation courses such as the National Navigation Awards Scheme, Teaching Orienteering, the Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award and our Duke of Edinburgh staff courses.