Navigation days

Have you made a resolution to get out in the hills a little more but are not sure where to start? Why not join one of our navigation days!

Our navigation days are suitable for navigators of all standards – we often find that people learn as much from the others in the group as they do from an instructor, so people of all abilities and levels of experience are welcome.

Maybe you have been walking for years and are keen to venture out on solo hikes, but need a navigation refresher? Or maybe you are new to walking, and have followed the paths up some popular hills, but are keen to tackle some of the quieter Wainwrights? Maybe you are a fellrunner looking to discover some new trods? Some basic map skills will open the door to a host of new adventures!

What you will learn

On the navigation days we aim to cover:

  • what’s on the map?!
  • how does the information on the map relate to what we can see on the ground?
  • introduction to contours
  • map scales, grid references
  • measuring distances, estimating timings
  • orientating the map and basic compass work
  • planning and executing a route
  • relocating – what to do if it doesn’t go to plan!

The focus will be on developing your navigation skills rather than covering huge distances. Speed and distance will be tailored to the group.


The days will be based in the Lake District – exact location to be determined based on the weather and where participants are coming from.

Course size

Minimum 2 people for each course to run. Maximum 6 people per course.

Dates and availability

  • Sunday 28th January 2024
  • Sunday 25th February 2024
  • Saturday 27th April 2024 – 4 spaces available

More dates to be announced in due course – if you are interested and cannot make the above dates, please still get in touch.


£60 per person

More details and booking

If you want more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page to see if your query has been answered. To find out more or make a booking, get in touch via the Contact page.

Head back to our main hill walking page to see what other courses we offer, including our bespoke hill days.

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