Navigation Training

NAVIGATION TRAINING

Learning to use a map and compass properly is a positive step towards being able to plan your own adventures and give you more confidence in the outdoors. Our courses are small groups (2 – 4 no people) and are designed to adapt to your requirements so you get the best out of the sessions.

INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION
INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION

Designed to give you the basics and build confidence in using a map and compass. It’s not as hard as it looks. Perfect if you’re an absolute beginner or just a little bit rusty!

NAVIGATION - THE NEXT STEPS
NAVIGATION - THE NEXT STEPS

This course will enable you to build on what you have learned and feel comfortable in putting your skills into practice with support so you can go open to plan your own adventures.

FAMILY NAVIGATION
FAMILY NAVIGATION

Introduce the younger members of the family to the joys of Navigation. Increase not just their enjoyment of the outdoors but their skills too, while doing something fun and rewarding together.

INFORMATION

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.This is usually Moel Siabod cafe in Capel Curig.

We can also arrange days in the Shropshire Hills or in the southern Snowdonia region on request.

Basic outdoor kit such as a well worn in pair of waterproof boots and waterproof jacket and trousers are a must. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks.

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.

Introduction to Navigation Skills

Our 1 day introduction to Navigation Skills is suitable for very beginners or those looking to refresh their skills. Over 18’s or over 12’s accompanied by an adult.

Family Navigation Workshops

Suitable for 12+ with an accompanying adult.

Navigation – the next steps

To help you get the best out of your Introduction to Navigation session or for those who have some Navigation experience but need some support in practising and gaining confidence to plan your own adventures.

A reasonable level of fitness is required but each day can be tailored to your capabilities and we don’t need to walk long distances to find great places to learn and practice!

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 might 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 4) 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

Family Navigation Workshops

The perfect opportunity to get to know your map and compass and learn the basics of how to use them to navigate in the outdoors. These are smaller groups  of no more than 4.

Navigation – the next steps

Once you have learned the basics of using a map and compass in the outdoors the next steps are to build confidence and put it into practice. This course will enable you to build on what you have learned and feel comfortable in putting your skills into practice with support and guidance.

Adult

£60 per person – 1 day

£50 per person – 2 days

12 – 17 years old

£40 – per day (when accompanying a full paying adult)

Group discounts available for 4 or more people and will be applied when booking

We have various dates available throughout the year. Click on the Book Now buttons above or see our calendar for dates.

If you have specific requirements on dates or location, or there are more than 4 in your group please Get in Touch and we would be happy to arrange a convenient date for you.

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