Hi, I'm Ash, and this is my website, and with it I'll hopefully help to explain how to navigate whilst out in the wild.
I say, "hopefully", as I don't claim to be any kind of expert in the field. In fact, I'm just learning the more intricate nuances myself. I've spent a fair amount of time outdoors in the hills and mountains of the UK and further afield and know the basics but have wanted to improve my depth of knowledge for sometime now.
So Why Create This Website?
Well, someone once told me that one of the best things to do when you're learning something new is to share what you've learned. That way you end up writing things down and trying to get things straight yourself so you're then able to explain the ideas and concepts to someone else. And that way, I'm also helping someone else on their journey (pun intended).
Practice Makes Perfect
Obviously, this content is just text and images on a website and hopefully will become a great resource on the theory of navigation. However, the only way to get good at something is to do it and as such, it's really important to take this theory and put it into practice in the outdoors. So get yourself outside and have a go.
As you have no doubt noticed by now, this is a UK based website and so you'll see UK terms and references to maps available in the UK, etc. However, navigation is navigation and so these techniques should hold up no matter where you are in the world and as you'll learn, it's just a matter of selecting the right technique for the circumstances.
We all make mistakes and that most certainly includes me too, so if you spot any errors on this site then please do contact me and let me know. I'd love to hear from you but if you do then please try to keep it as constructive criticism, it'll be much appreciated.