1-Day Navigation Course: Intermediate Level

(3 customer reviews)


If you want to develop your navigation skills then the 1-day intermediate navigation course is exactly what you need! Using a variety of tried and tested interactive workshops, you will build on existing skills to journey over open countryside, leaving the paths behind!

We provide everything you need to get started, all you need to bring is enthusiasm (and maybe some sturdy shoes!)

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We like to keep our courses numbers low so that you get more personalized training and a better experience. On our 1-Day Intermediate Navigation course you will learning the following aspects:

  • Use landforms and point features to orientate the map and as collecting and catching features.
  • Understand how elements such as the terrain affects pacing and timings
  • Use a compass to: Accurately follow a bearing; aim off; check the direction of handrails and other linear features.
  • Simplify legs using coarse navigation, attack points and fine navigation.
  • Recognise dangerous or difficult terrain on map and ground.
  • Plan and implement navigational strategies based on the above skills.
  • Maintain route finding accuracy in poor visibility or darkness.
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply appropriate relocation techniques.

Important Notes: Included in the price is Tea & Coffee throughout the day, but you’ll need to bring your own lunch. The afternoon will be predominantly outside (weather permitting), so please bring appropriate clothing for the weather. We provide all participants with resources for the session including maps and compasses.


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3 reviews for 1-Day Navigation Course: Intermediate Level

  1. Moray Pryde

    Went on a one day intermediate course and it was brilliant. Had a basic knowledge of map reading and compass skills but it was great for both to be explained and more importantly then put them into practice. Was a great day and would thoroughly recommend.

  2. Sue Langsland

    Did intermediate navigation skills with Siôn yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Reminded me about compass skills I used to know, and also pacing and timing skills. I liked his teaching style and opportunities to practise skills to reinforce the learning (Facebook review from 19th August, 2019)

  3. Jenny Wilson

    I attended an intermediate navigation skills day last Saturday, organised by Lothian & Borders Ramblers and run by Sion. The day flew by and was really useful – well structured and paced and a good balance between theory and practice with the afternoon spent outside in the Lammermuirs practising using a compass and the 5 ‘Ds’ of navigation. The weather even turned out to be ideal for practising navigation – increasingly wet, windy and misty! I learned a lot – now just have to keep practising…… (review on Facebook, 29th May, 2019)

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