Beginners Map Reading and Mountain Navigation 2 Day Course

 (this can include the National Navigation Award). 


This two day course is designed to understand the map and use a compass. Under expert guidance you will recognise and understand the features from map to ground. Spend some time learning the basics to improve your confidence and navigation abilities. You'll have plenty of time to put these into practice.


The course will provide a firm foundation for you to develop and consolidate your skills enabling you to navigate your own walks into the hills safely.  

As an optional extra we can ensure you reach sufficient skills level to attain a National Navigation Award.

We will cover

  • Types of maps and scales 

  • Map symbols 

  • Grid system & Grid References 

  • North %u2013 True, Grid and Magnetic 

  • Map orientation 

  • Feature identification 

  • Using a compass                                                       

  • Estimating distance 

  • Estimating time required 

  • Understanding contours 

  • What to do when lost 

  • Planning a safe walk/route 

  • Safety in the mountain environment


We provide

Skills training and expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 


Who is it suitable for: designed for complete beginners but also suitable for those with some experience, who recognise their limitations and wish to improve their performance. .  

Our Instructors are qualified mountain leaders with excellent local knowledge.

Courses on Offer
Skills Training - Improver Course - 2 Days - £120pp

Develop your navigation skills and improve your confidence to walk the land safely. 

This is a non-residential course but we can advise on accommodation or campsites.






Tel/Fax: 01874 690543

Mobile: 07809 020327


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