Navigation Day

Date(s) - 21 Mar 2020 until 22 Mar 2020


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: John Hillard
  • Phone:
  • Bernadette Cromarty
  • 0419241687
  • Participant numbers:Get in early so we can cater for all
  • Final booking date: Friday March 6th

On 2 Mar 2019, Judy Hunter of Bushwalking Victoria ran a day walk leader course in Wodonga.  We then had a day out in the Mt Pilot area for those that wanted to practice their navigation skills.  On the weekend of 21-22 March 2020 (weather permitting), there will be another day out at Rocky Knobs for some more navigation practice.

A course has been laid out on Rocky Knobs that starts and finishes at Pretty Valley hut.  Sadly, the eucalyptus candibarus is not endemic to this area so we’ll have to be looking for other ways to identify the features that we will be looking for on the map.

Those who attended the BWC course in March 2019 will have priority but other club members are also welcome to come along to practice their navigation skills.   You’ll need to know (at least) the basics of how to work out a magnetic bearing from the map but, if you don’t, talk to Bernadette about it and we’ll see whether we can find a way to get you up to speed.

Anyone that is an experienced navigator is also welcome to come.  You are welcome just to have a play but be warned that you might be asked to helps experienced people.

We are fortunate that Judy Hunter of Bushwalking Victoria will also be joining us so we’ll be able to run multiple groups if there is sufficient demand.  If you are interested, then we’d like you to keep both Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March free.  We’ll run it on Saturday if the weather co-operates but would like to have the option of deferring to Sunday 22nd March if necessary.  If the numbers are too big to be catered for on one day we will run it over both.

The terrain on Rocky Knobs is a bit different to what we encountered at Mt Pilot.  There are some nice open areas but there are also some fairly steep and scrubby sections so wear old clothes rather than your designer gear.

We’ll meet at Mt Beauty at 0830 and then go in convoy to Pretty Valley Hut.  You can expect to be out for about 4-5 hours so bring your usual day walk gear including lunch. Details will be published in ‘events’.    Please book in even if you have contacted Bernadette about this already.