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Introduction to Map-Reading & Navigation (Open course)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A map being orientated to match the features around it, in this case Grasmere, during a map reading course in the Lake District

This one-day map-reading and navigation course for hikers can be booked on its own or combined with the GPS Navigation course the following day. We recommend doing both together, as they support and complement one another.

The navigation course will cover the essential parts of:-

  • Choosing maps for outdoor activities such as walking/hiking.
  • Interpreting a map (paper – or digital on-screen).
  • Orientating the map in good or bad visibility.
  • Planning a walking/hiking route.
  • Following a planned route successfully.
  • Avoiding common navigational errors.
  • Simple uses for a magnetic compass.

This day is a perfect navigation course for beginner hikers who are not familiar with the basics of using a map and compass. Although mobile phones and GPS units are popular and can be effective, Mountain Rescue consistently advice that mountain walkers/hikers should be familiar with navigation using a map and compass as a fallback.

The navigation course costs £60 per person for the day, based on a minimum of 4 people attending.


June 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Summit is Optional
07834 883900
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Ilkley Moor
West Yorkshire LS29 United Kingdom + Google Map