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 – Back Bearings to check progress

Knowing that you are still on the right bearing once you have set off along it is kind of important, we're sure you’ll agree! So here’s how to do it simply, and quickly.
FYA Map Basics - Magnetic Declination Explained

FYA Map Basics - Magnetic Declination Explained

When you learned how to set a compass bearing with us you will have noticed we talk about magnetic declination.  It sounds complicated, but it just isn't.  Here's why it's important, and how to deal with it:
FYA Basics: Setting a Compass Bearing

FYA Basics: Setting a Compass Bearing

If you've never done it before, using a compass might seem like a thing that only mountain gurus and magicians can do - we've made it easy for you right here