Introduction

In this course, you will learn basic skills to confidently explore the mountains. We will take you through basic navigation and look at:

  • Symbols
  • Scale
  • Grid references
  • Ground shape
  • Distance measuring
  • Taking bearings
  • How to use a compass
Who is this course for?

It isn’t necessary to have any experience to successfully complete this course. However, a good level of fitness will be required. If you would like to learn how to navigate UK hills and mountains, this course could be for you. At the end, we hope you feel enabled to explore the upland areas of the UK.

What will I be doing as part of this course?

We start off by teaching the basics. Such as how to use a map and compass away from marked paths. Every day will be practical, and we will go out and put theory into practice. However, classroom sessions on an evening will also take place. We will explore the following areas:

  • Orientation of the map
  • Map symbols
  • Scales
  • Ground shape and contours
  • Measuring distances
  • Taking bearings
  • Calculating how long a particular walk will take

Price: £220 for One person plus £50 per person after that