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Night navigation Yorkshire Dales

By 25th July 2020August 2nd, 2022Navigation


Join us for a bit of tuition and practice in night navigation in the Yorkshire Dales and take your navigation skills to another level.

Booking and Prices

If you’d like to know more about our navigation and map reading courses in Yorkshire, then see our main page for more details and prices or see what our clients say about us.

When you are ready, then get in touch to make an enquiry or a booking.

We also run navigation courses in Snowdonia and the Lake District.

You can read our article with lots of tips on how to improve your map reading and navigation skills.

Night Navigation Courses

You might wonder why you would do a navigation course at night, when you don’t usually go walking at night. There are a number of answers to this.

A group of walkers stand at the tope of a hill as the light is fading at the start of a night navigation course in Yorkshire

The start of a night navigation course

First of all, the UK has short days during the autumn and winter months. Often the amount of daylight available is less than the amount of time needed to complete your hike. So it’s inevitable that you will do either the start or the finish of the walk at night. Even in the summer, if you have planned a very long walk, there still might not be enough daylight.

Second, closely related, is that it can be quite common for a day’s walk in daylight to go on longer than expected. This could be due to  simply walking more slowly than planned.  Or it could perhaps be due to an accident of some sort. In these cases, you become caught out by nightfall unexpectedly but still need to navigate your way home.

There is a third reason for a night navigation course in the Yorkshire Dales.  Darkness simulates other conditions where there is very limited visibility. Examples of this could be cloudy conditions on a mountain summit, a winter blizzard, or being deep in woodland or forest.

This course will suit you if your walking exploits are becoming more adventurous and you are likely to encounter any of the circumstances described above. It could also be useful for someone who is on the journey with their Mountain Training qualifications and wants a bit of coaching or to be put through their paces a little.