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FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 14th March 2020

FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 14th March 2020

The FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 2020 is a competitive trail challenge for both runners and walkers which offers a testing event for all entrants.  

Situated in the East Anglian countryside, the FYA Ancient Trails Challenge 2020 takes in part of the historic roman road, switching to the Icknield Way before returning via the entire length of what remains of the Fleam Dyke to Fulbourn

FYA Basics

Navigation Basics – Locating your position using a ‘Transit’

A 'Transit' is a pair (or more) of visible identifiable features which lay along the same line of sight – these might be a stream junction and a lone building, or maybe a nearby peak. 

Compass Basics – Locating your position accurately using three visibly identifiable features.

If you are not located on a visible linear feature such as a path, stream or ridge, but you need to know your location it’s possible to do this by using three distant visible features which are identifiable on your map.

Compass Basics – Locating yourself using a visible and identifiable feature

If you are walking along a linear feature such as a path, or a ridge, or maybe a stream/river it is possible to use a distant feature to your left or right to work out exactly where you are on that linear feature. 

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FYA Blog

Oh deer...

Oh deer...

Maybe though, just maybe, we could bring back those natural predators, and learn to live with them once again. 
Wanders in Wonderland...

Wanders in Wonderland...

After a few miles of forest walking we arrived at Wonderland.  

You DO NOT have to hike big, to have an adventure!

You DO NOT have to hike big, to have an adventure!

Whoever it was that said your hike had to be huge to be epic was just plain wrong.  

When trails are this good...

FYA Map Basics

Map Basics - Access Land

Map Basics - Access Land

On the larger scale maps, such as the Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping (shown at 1:25k scale) you will notice large areas of yellowish ground, typically (but not exclusively) on higher ground.
Map Basics - Rights of Way

Map Basics - Rights of Way

These are given their own section in the legend of your map.  
Map Basics - Paths & Tracks

Map Basics - Paths & Tracks

Paths, tracks, roads, and other type of trails or thoroughfares are all illustrated as different types lines over the surface of a map.