From map symbols to compass bearings. This is the perfect basic navigation course for anyone with little or no map reading or navigation experience. You’ll develop the navigation skills to give you the confidence to map read and navigate for yourself or lead others. Competent navigation of our rural and remote areas is essential for a safe and enjoyable day out.
We’ll start with map and compass basics before slowly introducing more advanced navigation techniques like pacing, timing and navigation strategies.
It’s a fun and informal way to learn. We’ll make mistakes, knowingly get ourselves lost and really develop those relocation techniques.
What does this course cover?
Who is this course for?
This Basic Map Reading and Navigation course is for anyone who is interested in exploring our countryside or upland areas. No previous map reading or navigation experience is required.
Are you an aspiring Mountaineer or Mountain Leader? Then this is the ideal introductory course for you.
The following kit is available to hire:
Our courses run at the following locations:
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