Navigation Training Courses

The Navigation Courses that we run will give you the skills and confidence to get out and explore the dales, moors and mountains with friends, family or on your own.

Beginners Navigation Course
  • Learn map and compass skills
  • Based in Long Preston, near Settle
  • For Beginners or those wanting a Refresher
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Hill Skills Training Day
  • For those wanting to leave paths
  • Using compasses in bad visibility
  • Based in Austwick near Settle
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Mountain Skills Weekend
  • Based out of Keswick in the Northern Lake District
  • Increase skills & confidence in the higher mountains
  • Focus on contours, compass work & risk management
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Private Navigation Training Day
  • Tailor made so you get exactly what you want from the day.
  • Ideal for individuals, couples and groups of friends and/or family.
  • Choose your area; Lakes, Dales or Northumberland
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Navigation Weekend in the Dales
  • Increase your confidence in exploring the outdoors
  • Map and Compass Skills and ‘Reading the Land’
  • 2 days based in the Yorkshire Dales
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Reviews from some happy walkers

We went on the beginners navigation course last week and it is worth every penny. I feel as if I can (with a bit of practice) really begin to get so much more out of walking. The course is really well structured and in a small group. Jonathon is really good at explaining everything and making it interesting. I hadn’t begun to realise just how little I knew, even though I knew it wasn’t much. It’s absolutely fascinating as well as being immensely useful.

Hilary and Tony

What a fantastic day I had ,I learnt so much from Jonathan, he was so patient and knowledgeable. After the morning classroom session we put what we had learnt in to practice in the afternoon and it was so brilliant, I would recommend that anybody wanting to know how to read a map and plan a route go on this course.

Gerard Crawford

My Husband and I completed the Beginners course on 15th October 2022.
We learnt so much in just one day.
We did some Theory in the morning , then spent the afternoon putting it into practice on a fantastic walk.
Jonathon is great, he explains things so well and has a lot of patience !
We have gained so much confidence and can’t wait to try our new skills out.
Highly recommend this course.

Justine & John Kelleher

I completed the beginners course last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought I could read a map reasonably well but found there was an awful lot I didn’t know. I particularly enjoyed the practical afternoon using the compass which took some time for me to do properly but Jonathan was very patient and approachable. I feel I now have a new useful skill which I will enjoy practising. Would throughly recommend the course.

Vivienne Birch

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