Navigation Training ~ Snowdonia

A simple, friendly introduction to map reading skills

A simple, friendly introduction to Navigation Skills

Our 1 day introduction to Navigation Skills is designed to give you the basics of using a map and compass. Even if you have no experience at all it’s easier than you think!

Everyone going out into the countryside can increase their confidence and enjoyment by understanding the basics of map reading.

Each group is small (no more than 6) so that whatever your experience our instructors will tailor the day to make sure you gain confidence in your map reading skills.

What will I learn?

On the day you will be introduced to:

  • Map signs and symbols
  • Grid References and contours
  • Orientating the map
  • ‘Handrailing’
  • Pacing and Timing
  • Using a compass and taking a bearing

Where will we go?

You will spend the day in the beautiful northern region of Snowdonia in North Wales. Some of our favourite places are around Capel Curig or the Moelwyns.

On confirmation of your order we will arrange to meet you at a suitable location.
We can also arrange days in the Shropshire Hills or in the southern Snowdonia region on request.

How much does it cost?

£60 per person – 1-2 people
£50 per person – 3+ people

What will I need to bring?

Have a look at our Kit List for information on what you should bring. We can provide a map and compass if you don’t have one.


Please have a look at our Events page for details of dates.

If you have specific requirements on dates or location please contact us and we can arrange a convenient date for you.