Peak District Navigation Course

We offer a bespoke Navigation Course to groups of all sizes. These include ramblers clubs or walking groups that would like to learn more navigation skills. Equally this course is ideal for those who want the confidence to lead walks within their clubs. Our instructors are all Mountain Leaders and are there to support and encourage you.  They will also share their knowledge and skills to help you develop a good navigation toolkit.

This one day navigation course is ideal for groups who either have limited confidence in their own ability or the skills to map read independently.

If you have a small group then this course can be run on demand. This means that you can choose the dates that suit you and we can supply the staff to deliver the training. The price advertised is for a minimum of 4 people but we will offer discounts for larger groups. Please contact us for further details.

DETAILS

Course benefits

  Excellent staff ratios allowing more personal input per person

   Build your skills and knowledge

   Develop confidence and independence

During the course you will learn about:

  How to orientate a map (with and without a compass)

  Look at scales on different maps

  Look at features and symbols and what the mean

   Taking bearings 

  Gain confidence in relocating

Our Navigation courses are run not far from our main office in Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.  We will send clear joining instructions prior to the course start date with the meeting point.

This is a practical course so will we get into these elements as quickly as possible. Everyone will be given opportunities to lead sections of the walk. But don't worry about making any mistakes as we can use these as a learning opportunity as well.

After this course people are generally excited about getting out there for themselves to put into practice what they have learnt.

Course Prerequisites: Just the desire to learn and improve your map reading skills.

Equipment required

Suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry for the expected weather (check a forecast for this area or call us) carry a waterproof or windproof jacket. You will need a pair of walking boots for most of the day, a packed lunch and drink.  Bring some cash as we can always find a café for tea and cake. Maps (OL1 & OL24) and compasses can be provided.

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