Beginners’ Navigation Courses
In general, we do not schedule these in advance, as we like to make each one bespoke. This is how we adapt them to cater for different levels of ability and experience. However, we do have a limited number of ‘open’ courses which are available to book on. These are shown in our events calendar.
Map reading and navigation is good fun. What’s more, it is also the first skill to become familiar with if you want to enjoy walks in the hills and moors of the UK, or indeed on trails all over the world. These beginners’ navigation courses are for people who have never navigated before, or have just followed along in large groups, but who now want to take more control for themselves. As well as enjoying a pleasant day’s walking, you will be shown all the main skills for map reading in the countryside on fairly well marked tracks and trails. We will also introduce you to basic use of a compass.
We run these courses in different areas of the country depending on your own preference or the skills you want to learn. Generally, we run the beginners’ navigation courses in parts of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District fells and the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia).
We also offer more advanced courses for those who want to navigate in mountainous terrain.
The ratio for these courses is 1:8 maximum.
If the beginners’ map reading and navigation course doesn’t sound right for you, then have a look at some of the other courses and guiding that we offer:
- Guided walks and expeditions
- Mountain skills courses
- Mountain navigation courses
- Winter navigation courses
…or see what our clients say about us.