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Get Outside! Ladies learning to navigate on Dartmoor

20th March 2017

Mrs Lucy Atkins, Subject Leader in English, has a huge passion for the wilds of Dartmoor which she was delighted to share recently with a group of Trinity mums and staff. The ladies-only taster navigation sessions went really well with everyone reporting that they learned a lot and had great fun at the same time. The weather held out and, despite a foggy start, soon brightened up. Lucy taught the group lots of useful skills for walking in more remote areas, including general map skills, pacing, contours and using a compass.

Mrs Atkins also writes a daily blog:, with a friend, about her adventures in the great outdoors and especially on Dartmoor. ‘We love the moors and enjoy encouraging others to love it too,’ says Mrs Atkins. ‘We have been writing our blog for over 4 years and now have quite a following. In the past we have trained and inspired young people and adults to get outside safely. We have worked with Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Search and Rescue and the Dartmoor Preservation Society. For the second year, we have been chosen by Ordnance Survey to represent them as OS Champions through their ‘Get Outside’ scheme.

You can find the full story of this ‘ladies day’ with a difference on