Outdoor Initiative is a combination of navigation, hillcraft and problem solving.
We give you a location to go to and when you get there you have to solve a problem to obtain the next grid reference and equipment to get to the next location.
We will instruct you in the basics of ropework, map reading, navigation, identifying symbols on the map and matching them to features on the ground.
Once you have got to grips with the basics, it’s up to you to complete the course at your own pace, cross the river and stay dry and solve the problems to obtain the prize at the end.
Courses are about 6 to 10km long with about 4 or 6 problems to solve.
This activity suits all ages and skill levels. You can decide a pace that suits your style. Outdoor Initiative is an excellent discipline for decision making, which is why the activity is used as much for young people’s education as Management Development Training. It’s also great fun with a good team and social buzz, this makes it a good stag or hen party activity.