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navigation course on Dartmoor

A navigation course on Dartmoor or another hill or mountain region in the UK will, In time, make the lines and symbols on a map start to make more sense, and your desire to stray from the footpaths will take over. Exploring beyond the paths and venturing into the mountains, away from the crowds, requires another level of skills and techniques. Getting lost once away from a path is all too real, but prevention is better than a cure! (but don't worry, I'll provide you with the cure, just in case!)


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 INTERMEDIATE NAVIGATION course is for those who have either been on our INTRO TO NAVIGATION course or for those who have the basic navigation skills and want to learn new techniques to aid in their navigating. 


We will cover the following skills on this course:

  • Different types of maps and scales

  • Grid references

  • Pacing and Timing

  • Naismiths rule

  • Route planning

  • Compass bearings

  • Attack points

  • Aiming off

  • Catching Features

  • Tick off features

  • Smaller contour features

  • Intro to poor visibility/night navigation

  • Relocation techniques

Want some pre-course learning?

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

navigation resources, maps, compass, timing cards




Download the PDF of full course details from my DOWNLOADS page. Click the link below:


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

SILVA expedition 4 compass
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