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Learn how to plan and follow your own routes using a map and compass. This course focuses on the basics of navigation to give you enough information to help you plan your own walks and to get out into the hills and mountains to enjoy the popular classics.


*** Want a bespoke/private booking as a 1:1 or for your group on a date of your choice? Chose the BESPOKE option in the DATES and let me know your preferences in the NOTES at the checkout. I will then get back to you with a price and to start planning! ***

Intro to Navigation

  • Who's it for?

    This course is ideal for anyone who has never navigated or with very little experience and would like to learn the skills to navigate on footpaths.

  • Course Content

    On this course, we will cover the following:


    • Conventional Symbols
    • Maps scales and the grid system

    • Orientating the map to the ground

    • Identifying and using handrails

    • Parts of a compass

    • Contours and large features

    • Measuring Distances

    • Simple relocation

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