This Girl Can is run by Sport England as a way of getting into the outdoors improving their fitness and confidence. We will be using sections of the newly created Dartmoor Way long distance footpath that circles Dartmoor as the basis for delivering this.
We are aiming to recruit women who would like to be able to take themselves and others out into the countryside on walks by giving them basic navigation and countryside skills. This opportunity is for those with no or very little experience of map reading.
We are fortunate to have enlisted the help of Fi and Lucy, the Two Blondes Walking to run our courses.
Lucy and Fi have been writing their daily
outdoor blog Two Blondes Walking since 2012,
and their tales about fresh air adventures,
camping mishaps and humorous outdoor incidents
have led to a loyal following. Experienced Duke of Edinburgh's
Award and Ten Tors Challenge expedition leaders,
Lucy and Fi also run navigation and wild camping
workshops for adults on Dartmoor and further afield.
They are Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champions and love nothing better than helping other people step out of their comfort zones and explore the great outdoors.
They will lead you on a day of outdoor training followed by a half-day refresher. We will be encouraging participants to practise their new skills between these days. You will be in groups of around six.
Sunday 11th - Saturday 17th July
Meet at 09:45 to start at 10:00. Back no later than 16:00.
Monday 19th - Tuesday 20nd July & Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th July
10:00 – 12:30 or 13:30 – 16:00
Our chosen meeting point will be the Riverside Car Park in Bovey Tracey where plentiful parking and toilets are available. Bovey Tracey has good public transport links. Please don’t let concerns about having the right equipment or clothing put you off applying. We will send a kit list to successful participants but also have some spare kit available for loan. We will provide maps & compasses.
THE APPLICATION FORM CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING HERE.
Please email the completed form back to the Dartmoor Way at email@example.com
The closing date for applications is May 17 & we aim to let candidates know about their application by June 11.
The same email address can be used if you have any questions.
With kind regards,
The Dartmoor Way Team
"This Girl Can" is run by Sport England as a way of getting women into the outdoors improving their fitness and confidence. We will be using sections of the newly created Dartmoor Way long distance footpath that circles Dartmoor as the basis for delivering this.
We are aiming to recruit women who maybe are lacking in some confidence with outdoor skills and who would like to be able to take themselves out into the countryside on walks by giving them basic navigation skills, an appreciation of the countryside code, where they can and cannot walk, what to wear, safety procedures etc. It is not aimed at women who will already have these skills.
We will be using female instructors and the course format will consist of a days raining followed by a morning or afternoons refresher session. We are planning for a group number of 6 for each course. Between the training day and refresher morning or afternoon, we will be encouraging our participants to take themselves out on walks to reinforce their training before coming back for the follow up refresher. As many of the Dartmoor Way’s sections start or finish in towns, we will be using one that has parking, public transport and facilities.
It is hoped that the courses will be run during the Summer but this will depend on Covid restrictions that may be In place at the time. In April, we will be supplying further details about the dates together with an application form. It’s possible that we will be oversubscribed in which case we will have to run a ballot.
Please re visit our website at the beginning of April 2021 for further information.
The Dartmoor Way Team