Could you navigate effectively in poor visibility and poor weather conditions? The key to safe mountaineering is good navigation and route planning combined with an understanding of prevailing weather conditions.

Navigation courses are one to three days in duration generally run in the Peak District, North Wales or the Lake District. Tuition is offered at all levels whether you want to improve your skills to lead a family walk or to train for a NGB award. 

No experience is necessary and courses will be delivered to clients of a similar ability level to maximise learning potential within the group.

 Course content

  • Orientation of the map
  • Symbols and scales
  • Grid references
  • Ground shape and contour interpretation
  • Micro navigation
  • Macro navigation
  • Pacing and timing distance
  • Measuring and walking on a compass bearing 
  • Relocation strategies
  • Night navigation
  • Ratio: Maximum of 1:8