Introduction to Navigation


This 1-day navigation training course is suitable for those new to hill walking, or who have always relied on someone else to take the lead. Learn fundamental map reading skills and how to choose suitable clothing and equipment.

1-day course £66 (£55 + VAT)

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You will learn a number of map reading skills such as how to interpret maps including symbols, contour lines, grid references and scales, then discover how to relate the map to the landscape and walk a planned route. You will also look at what clothing and equipment you might need and what to do in case of an emergency.

Your day will commence at our training base in Llandrindod, Powys, mid-Wales. Here you’ll spend the first half of the morning looking at what equipment to carry and the clothes to wear for a hill walk before examining Ordnance Survey maps and learning how to interpret them. The remaining majority of the day will then be spent outdoors, navigating through beautiful countryside and developing a range of map reading techniques. You’ll also be introduced to the use of the compass including taking bearings.

Please bring your own small rucksack, packed-lunch and drinks for the day. You’ll also need to dress for the weather and bring warm clothes, walking boots or sturdy shoes and a waterproof jacket and trousers.

Your instructor will be one of our qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders….and very friendly!

“Professional, comprehensive and incredible value for money.”

“Sam was great at explaining all aspects, his delivery of information was clear and he answered all questions we had.”

Please note this course is not suitable for young children and would better suit those aged around 10 or above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. If you are buying this as a gift and would like to receive an e-gift card please send a request to

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August 10 2024, September 7 2024, October 2 2024