1 day Basic  Mountain Navigation 


  LOCATION:                     COST:

  Ambleside Lake District          £70                                                

  DURATION:                   RATIO:

   1 Day                                    1:8                                          

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Basic mountain Navigation Course

Being in the great outdoors can be an exhilarating experience. Especially if you have planned your own route and have confidence in your map reading skills. With these tools, you are free to explore some the most spectacular places that the UK has to offer. Safe in the Knowledge that you know exactly where your are . 

Having the ability to navigate in the mountains is a great skill to have & much easier than you think! Whether you've done a course before and want to brush up on some skills or have never picked up a map before this is the course for you

Our course is run across the Lake District and you will have plenty of time out on the mountains under the watchful eye of our qualified mountain leaders who will take you through every you need to know to have an epic adventure. We restrict the group size to 6 people to ensure that everyone is getting an appropriate amount of attention from the instructor.

Course Outline

The 1 day navigation training course will normally start at a pre agreed venue where we meet , run through the outline of the day and talk about  some of the basics. From there its out on the ground , The vast majority of the day will be spent  learning the skills at a slow and practical pace. The course generally last about 7 hours with a small lunch break in between.


Enough clothes to keep warm and dry in all weathers

Lunch and something to drink
Suitable footwear
Map and compass ( OL 4 )
Note book and pen

Walking poles 


 •Map orientation

 •4 and 6 figure grid references 

 •Types of maps and map scales

 •Learn how to use a compass effectively

 •Pacing, timings and taking a bearing


 The course fee includes full instruction from a qualified and experienced   Mountain leader. We can also provide maps and compasses if you need one.   Alternatively anyone booked on to one of our courses receives 10% off at   Cotswolds outdoors - Grassmere


 This course is aimed at people have never picked up a map and compass before   or would like to refresh and learn a few new ones.