Navigation Skills Weekend

Our Navigation Skills Weekend:

The course is perfect for beginners to those wanting to increase their confidence in the outdoors. A mix of some theory complemented by a lot of practical will result in you having the skills and confidence to tackle most out door situations.

“It is great to be able to use the learned skills and actually achieve something. The weekend has given me confidence to take to the outdoors without the fear of getting lost. If I do get lost I will be able to find the route again” – Debbie

Course Dates in the Yorkshire Dales: 

It is very likely the May 9/10th weekend will have a later date. This will be confirmed when we know more.

May 9/10th. Near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales.

Oct 10/11th. Near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales


£145 per person 

The Navigation Skills weekend includes:

  • Team leader Jonathan, an experienced Mountain Guide
  • Support team including local experts Debbie and Andy.
  • Small Group (maximum 10 persons)
  • Maps/Compasses and navigation equipment supplied
  • Packed lunch for 2 days/tea and coffee


  • Accommodation (see below)
  • Pub dinner on Saturday night


Relating features to a map

Day 1. Learn the Skills

Morning: Indoor session on map and basic compass work. This will include understanding the map, path network and the factors to consider when timing a walk.

Afternoon: Head outdoors to practice the skills learnt in the morning session.

Evening: Before having dinner in the pub we will get together to plan the following day’s walk which will include one of the local mountains.  

About to climb

Day 2. Putting the skills in to action

Full Day: We will head up one of the mountains in the local area (examples have included Blencathra, Great Whernside & Wild Boar Fell) . The climb will be via one of the pre-planned routes from the day before and will include some featureless land or paths that are intermittent on the ground. Each person in the group will have a chance to lead part of the walk.

By the end of the day you should have the confidence to go further, enjoy your walking more and have the navigation techniques and skills to use when needed.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    What a fantastic weekend, Jonathan is a very good leader and guide, he is very experienced with this map and compass business and I thoroughly recommend him and the ‘learn a skill’ course. I’m an experienced navigator but I learnt many, many new things which was the objective, I now have lots of new techniques including navigation in bad weather and how to use the landscape to determine my positionIt was good to be out there and have lots of practice.
    I achieved all of this with a great group of people and enjoyed the down time in the pub. I’m looking forward to the next adventure and using Jonathan and in the future???

  2. ann worth says:

    I am still buzzing from the great time I enjoyed on the Learn a Skill Weekend. I was very apprehensive travelling up on the Friday afternoon wondering what the accommodation, group and the Course would be like but my fears soon passed when I arrived at a very welcoming Moorcock Inn…excellent tasty food.. met the group, Jonathan and guides Andy and Debbie, who are all very approachable, and put me at ease as I learnt something new and put it into practise. Being on my own didn’t make any difference as I feared it might and i thoroughly enjoyed the time. I can now hit the hills with a compass and feel confident enough to go wherever I want to and stay safe. I look forward to doing more activities with Where2Walk.

  3. Steve Richings says:

    Just completed the April course. First of all thank you for a fantastic weekend. Company, location, pace and depth of the course all spot on. We spent a couple of hours getting to grips with maps and compasses in the classroom. The rest of the weekend was spent on the hills applying the techniques.

    We are out every day, but need to vary our walks. This course has definitely given me the confidence to head further off the beaten track.

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