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Beginner Navigation Course


2 days.

Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales

People On Mountain

This beginner navigation course will give you the skills to explore the great outdoors with complete confidence.  No previous navigation experience is required.

On the Beginner Navigation Course, we will cover the following areas:

  • Map reading
  • Understanding cartographic symbols
  • Interpreting contour lines and envisaging the terrain
  • Identifying features
  • Compass skills
  • Grid references
  • Compass bearings

We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey
  • Basic weather forecasting and knowledge
  • Access and conservation

An ideal course for anyone who wants to be self sufficient in the mountains.  Whether you are a hill walker keen to learn to use a map and compass effectively, a climber who would like to be able to navigate to and from the cliff.  Or someone looking to enroll in one of the Leadership schemes from Mountain Training.

The course is 2 days, and is run in the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales. Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 6:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.

Course Location: Brecon Beacons, the Lake District or North Wales.

Kit: We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.

Minimum Requirements: No previous navigation experience is required.  We will tailor this course to your requirements. We can also accommodate a range of fitness levels – after all, it’s a course in navigational skills, not fell running! If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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