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Poor visibility navigation on Dartmoor

An advanced navigation course on Dartmoor will allow you to progress into more remote areas of the British mountains. You will quickly realise how complex terrain can get and how wild weather, featureless terrain and even darkness can challenge our navigation. The likelihood of getting lost is a present danger and in poor visibility, everything looks the same. So how can we navigate when we are blinded by nature itself?


1 Day

Dartmoor/Snowdonia/The Lakes


* Price indicated is for public course dates. For private/bespoke/1:1 bookings, prices start FROM £170 per day. Get in touch to enquire.

Our ADVANCED NAVIGATION course is for those who are either experienced in navigating, have done both our INTRO TO NAVIGATION and INTERMEDIATE NAVIGATION courses or possibly considering going for the Hill and Moorland or Mountain Leader qualifications. Or maybe you want to bag those more remote Wainwright Walks, Munros or classic grade 1 scrambles!

We will cover the following skills on this course:

  • Use of altimetres

  • Accurate compass work

  • Poor visibility/night navigation

  • Map memory

  • Contour only navigation

  • Small contour features

  • Micro navigation

  • Aspect of slope

  • Back bearings

  • Resections

  • Map memory

  • Dead reckoning

  • Using the group to aid navigation

Want some pre-course learning?

Check out my blog post from my online navigation course below on Navigation Strategiesfor some prior learning before attending the course and see if it is right for you!

Using a distance measuring and timing card on a Harvey Map to navigate on Dartmoor



  • Teaching Navigation (COMING SOON)


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Please refer to my FAQ page for more general information and visit my DOWNLOADS page for kit lists and booking forms.

Cwm Idwal, Tryfan, Ogwen Valley
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