introduction to Navigation

Navigation Courses Description

Have the skills to walk in the hills so why not join us on one of these days

The Peak District and Snowdonia are the most visited national park in the UK. The day is structured for beginners who wish to gain knowledge in map reading skills and learn how to have the freedom to explore the hills and have the confidence to navigate with a map.

Beginners and advanced navigation courses are made to suit you and please ask while you are on the course if you are unsure or do not understand and need extra help we are here to help.

The course starts with a introduction to the day going through the features of the map and a simple route plan. This is followed by a walk through fields, hills and easy terrain where we are using a map and compass and trying out the skills we learn on the day.


• using different maps 1:25000 1:50000 1:40000

• contours relief & height how to understand and the interpretation of them

• using a compass from map to sight and having knowledge of what it is telling you

• taking a bearing from the map using it to plan your direction of travel

• planning a route using tick features Catching features and attack points

• pacing and timing to help you understand where you are on your walk

We will also provide you with some sample routes to try at home as well as a simple quiz to have some homework before you come on the course.

The course is based in The Peaks , or in Snowdonia starting at 9:00 am and finishing at 4:30 pm.

Cost £30 per person, OAP`s and under 18`s £20

We are fully qualified and insured, I am a Duke of Edinburgh assessor and trainer and also fully DBS checked.

Dates for the courses

5th January Peaks

19th Snowdonia

More will be added so please contact us if you need a date specific to you.


Castleton Visitors centre


S33 8WN


Moel Siabod Cafe

Capel Curig, Snowdonia

LL24 0EL


Refunds up to 7 days before event

How To Book

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