Map Reading Courses

Navigation Training in the Peak District, Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and across the UK

Learn to Navigate in the Hills & Mountains

We offer a selection of 1 day and 2 day navigation courses and a choice of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Most courses take place in the Peak District or Lake District but can be based in other areas on request.

The Beginner courses will provide you with a basic introduction and the skills to start walking safely using a map. The Intermediate and Advanced courses will enable you to learn more in-depth techniques providing you with the skills to tackle more complex terrain and the difficulties of navigating in poor weather or in the dark. Whatever your needs, one of our courses will be just the thing.

If you'd prefer a more personalized touch or 1-to-1 coaching then we can put together your very own day booked as Private Guiding. Sessions to help you prepare for the navigation element of the Mountain Leader Assessment can also be arranged as can training to navigate at night.

Take a look at our upcoming courses below or on the Event Calendar

Beginners Navigation Day - Edale, Derbyshire. £60 per person, max 6 clients

Learn the basics to navigate with a map and compass, enabling you to have the confidence to explore the great outdoors. This day is ideal for beginners or those wanting to refresh their basic skills and will provide time to practise those skills during the course. You'll spend your time in the outdoors with a map and compass around Edale, Derbyshire in the beautiful Peak District.

2 Day Intermediate Navigation Skills - Edale, Derbyshire. £120 per person, max 6 clients

This course is an ideal continuation for those who have already completed a beginners course. You'll spend 2 days in the outdoors learning further techniques such as grid references, relocation, bearings, aiming off, attack points and venturing onto more technical and complex ground. 2 full days of training enables us to spend much more time on a wider range of skills and focus more on improving accuracy and navigation strategies all in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District. The course cost does not include accommodation.

2 Day Advanced Navigation Skills - Lake District. £180 per person, max 4 clients

For the advanced course we head to the Lake District for 2 full days of training which provides much more time to practise the skills in more complex terrain providing the ideal environment to learn from your course leader.

This is an ideal continuation for those who have already completed an intermediate course or are already able to navigate on and off paths. You'll spend the time outdoors learning more advanced techniques and refining those you already have. Much of the time will be spent on complex terrain navigating to smaller features and with longer and more complex legs and much more focus on contours. I'll tailor the exercises for each person based on their level of skill and those areas you'd like to work on perfecting. The course cost does not include accommodation.