Introduction to Navigation Course (2 Day)
Shipping calculated at checkout
Price Per Person
Can't find a suitable date? Contact us for bespoke dates.
Our Introduction to Navigation course is our most comprehensive map reading course. Aimed at those with either limited or no previous experience. We will spend the 2 days developing a host on navigational techniques that will give you the confidence to head out on your own adventures.
The Introduction to Navigation Course is a longer and more in-depth version of our 1 day taster course. Designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to confidently navigate and interpret maps in various outdoor environments. Whether you're a keen hill walker, fell runner or wanting to get into outdoor education, this course will enhance your ability to navigate effectively, plan routes, and make informed decisions while exploring the great outdoors. Participants should have a basic level of fitness as some practical exercises will involve outdoor navigation in upland terrains.
During the Introduction to Navigation Course, participants will cover the following key areas:
- Map orientation and understanding: Learn how to read different types of maps, interpret symbols, and understand contour lines to visualise the terrain accurately.
- Compass navigation: Master the use of a compass for taking bearings, determining directions, and micro navigation.
- Route planning and navigation techniques: Develop skills in route planning, utilizing grid references, and navigating with various techniques such as walking on a bearing, hand railing, and aiming off.
- Landmarks and natural features: Identify and utilise prominent landmarks, natural features, and topographical clues to navigate effectively and locate yourself on a map.
- Understanding scales and distances: Gain proficiency in measuring distances on a map and converting them to real-world distances to estimate travel times and plan routes accordingly.
- Navigation in challenging conditions: Learn how to navigate in low visibility, at night, and in adverse weather conditions using specialised techniques and tools.
- We offer discounts for full group bookings. Please get in touch for full group bookings and bespoke sessions.
WHO CAN ATTEND
This course is open to individuals of all experience levels who have an interest in developing their map reading and navigation skills. Whether you're a beginner with a little prior knowledge or not a complete novice looking to start your navigational journey, this course offers valuable insights and practical training. Participants should have a basic level of fitness as some practical exercises will involve outdoor navigation in upland terrains. Join us for this engaging and educational course to sharpen your navigational skills and unlock new opportunities for outdoor exploration.