1 DAY BASIC MOUNTAIN NAVIGATION COURSE
Being in the great outdoors can be an exhilarating experience. Especially if you have planned your own route and have the confidence in your map reading skills. With these tools, you are free to explore the most spectacular places the UK has to offer, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly where you 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, they will take you through everything you need to know. We restrict the group size to 6 people to ensure that everyone is getting an appropriate amount of attention from the instructor.
Location: Ambleside, Lake District
Cost: £85 for individuals or £45 for 2 or more people
Duration: 1 Day
The 1 day navigation training course will normally start at a pre-agreed venue . We run through the outline of the day and talk about some of the basics. From there it’s 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.
WHAT DO I NEED?
- Enough clothes to keep warm and dry in all weathers
- Lunch and something to drink
- Suitable footwear
- Map and compass
- Notebook and pen
- Walking poles (Optional)
DURING THE COURSE YOU’LL COVER
- Map orientation and contour interpretation
- 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.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
This course is aimed at people who have never picked up a map and compass before or would like to refresh and learn a few new skills.
BOOK A SKILLS COURSE
Please either select a chosen skills course from those listed below by entering your preferred dates into the date picker or complete the contact form below to begin the booking process for your chosen course. A member of Mountain Adventure team will contact you once received to confirm and complete the booking process with you.