10 locations throughout England
The ability to competently and safely navigate using a map and compass is a skill which anyone involved in outdoor activities should (must) have.
Since 1986 we have provided map reading and navigation training.
You may book on to a group course with other like-minded people or book a bespoke course just for you and some friends. Private, individual lessons are also available.
Novice / Bronze Level
The relaxed atmosphere and safe environment of our Novice (bronze level) courses make them ideal for those new to navigation.
These two day courses cover map reading and basic compass skills with plenty of time to practice in the outdoors. The courses are suitable for complete beginners or those who have some experience with maps but would like a refresher.
Intermediate / Silver Level (our most popular courses)
The 2 day Intermediate course is designed to improve your map reading and learn, or improve, your compass skills. You will learn how to combine the use of a map and compass together enabling you to navigate in good or bad visibility. You don’t need to have used a compass before as the course will take you through everything step by step.
If you have some experience in map reading and compass work you’ll find that revisiting the basics before moving on to more advanced techniques is extremely useful.
This is a 3 day course and is ideal for experienced navigators. You’ll have the opportunity to gain, and practice, the techniques required to navigate in complex terrain using sound and safe navigation strategies.
Whatever your sport, if you’re involved in outdoor activities, the ability to competently and safely navigate using a map and compass is a skill which everyone should (must) have.
A map and compass will always work, even when your phone or GPS won’t.
Even when all you electronic equipment has failed (which it will do) you still MUST always be able to answer these five questions:
- Where am I?
- Where am going to?
- What will it be like on the route and what will I see?
- How will I know when I’ve arrived?
- What will I do if I get lost?