Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Beginners’ Navigation Course (1-day)

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until 27th September 2021

A student checks their map and compass on a beginners' navigation course

This one-day beginners’ navigation and map-reading course will take place on the moors close to Ilkley.

This course is for the complete beginner, or those who struggle with navigation and find it confusing or difficult. Depending on your level of knowledge the course will cover topics such as:

  • Orientating the map and identifying land features (large and small)
  • Understanding your ‘journey’
  • Interpreting contours
  • Measuring distances on the map and on the ground
  • Using the compass for general direction and rough bearings
  • Simple navigational strategies
  • Basic relocation strategies – what to do if you are lost

Maps and compasses will be provided. You just need to bring suitable clothes and a packed lunch.

If you’d like some beginners’ navigation tips before the course, then read our navigation and map-reading tips article.

Get in touch to book a place or to discuss different dates.


April 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
View Event Website


The Summit is Optional
07834 883900
View Organiser Website


Ilkley Moor
West Yorkshire LS29 United Kingdom + Google Map