An ability to navigate efficiently and accurately in the mountains is fundamental for any outdoor enthusiast. We offer two navigation courses in the Lake District to suit various abilities and activities, even if you have never used a map and compass before! We also offer night navigation exercises for more experienced navigators who want to challenge their map reading skills in darkness.
Our Beginners Mountain Navigation course is geared towards hill walkers who want to gain more confidence and skills to head out in poorer weather. Perhaps you’re a confident navigator in fair weather and on well-marked paths and bridleways, but want to feel more self-sufficient if the weather turns?
We also run an Advanced Mountain Navigation Course aimed at more experienced navigators who want refine their skills. If you understand the fundamentals of mountain navigation and want to brush up or concentrate on a particular skill or set of skills then this course could be for you.
Both of our Mountain Navigation courses work well with a maximum ratio of 1:4 (instructor to participant) and can be booked for one or two days in duration. This low ratio will ensure that you receive quality instruction.
*Our pricing structure is based on a 1:1 ratio, with an additional fee of £20 per person for any extra participants: £180 for one day, £170 per day for two days. For more details, please see our pricing structure.
Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.
You will need a 1:25 000 scale map, a compass and a head torch (we can provide these items if you don’t have them). You will also need some personal gear including a rucksack, walking/scrambling boots, warm and waterproof clothing and a packed lunch. Although not essential, any other navigation tools you may have such as a GPS and altimeter will be useful.
No previous experience necessary
Reasonable level of fitness required
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
2 courses available for 1 or 2 days in duration
Prices from £170 per day*