Navigation Courses

£79.00 6 hours

*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. For short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.


We offer informal navigation days with our qualified instructors who can personally teach you the skills needed to navigate successfully. This is the ideal option if you would like to further your skills and knowledge in the outdoors and learn how to operate safely and efficiently when out on the hills. This is not an accredited course, therefore is a more relaxed and gentle introduction to navigation. We will tailor these days to meet your needs out on the hill from understanding a map, and its different uses, to working on micro navigation and poor visibility navigation. We can also give a you a constructive debrief to highlight your strengths and the elements you might need to work on.

Here’s an example of what we will cover:

  • the 4 D’s – direction, distance, duration and description
  • different map scales
  • how to use a compass
  • Bearings
  • Pacing
  • Handrail features
  • Tick off features
  • Contour lines

See our blog post things to know when navigating in the hills.