Map Reading Course

On our map reading course, Our instructors will identify your strengths and weaknesses to be able to focus on key areas for improvement. This practical course will give you plenty of opportunities to increase your confidence with the skills you have learnt.

For smaller or larger groups please contact us for a clear price or to chat about possible options. We can take bookings at any time of the year and will run a map reading course with as little as 2 people.


Course benefits

  Build on previous knowledge to develop good practice

  Become confident in your own ability

  Better ratios than many other providers

During the course you will learn about:

  Understand and apply components such as 'aiming off' and 'attack points' and use them in different terrains

  Use a compass to follow bearings and check various features on the map and the ground

  Employ simple relocation strategies when lost

  Judge distance on the map and on the ground accurately

  Use contour features to aid navigation

Our Navigation courses can start from our main office on the edge of the Peak District.  We can quickly identify the areas that people want to improve on before setting off for one of many areas to develop your map reading ability. 

After this course people have more navigational tools to help them as well as a more confident and decisive approach to the art of navigation.

Course Prerequisites: Know the fundamentals of map reading and be able to apply them.

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.

Map Reading Navigation Skills course private booking

Map Reading Navigation Skills course private booking

Book this course as a private session with a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 on a date suitable.