Introduction to Navigation: Evening Short Course

(6 customer reviews)


If you want to learn the basics of how to use a map and compass then these introduction sessions are a great place to start! Using a variety of tried and tested interactive workshops, you start understanding how to use a map and compass in an inside environment.

We provide everything you need to get started so come along!

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On our Introduction to Navigation evening course you will learning the following aspects:

  • What’s what on a map
  • Orientation of the map to what you see around you
  • Using large-scale features to follow a route
  • Keeping on track as you go
  • Using line-features to navigate safely
  • An introduction to contours
  • Using the compass to orientate the map

Sessions are designed to last between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. These courses are run inside so all you need to bring is yourself – we provide all resources for the session including maps and compasses.

6 reviews for Introduction to Navigation: Evening Short Course

  1. Lindert Benedictus

    The course was great fun. It was very interactive and informative. Even if you think you already now basic navigation it’s still very useful. Enjoyed myself.

  2. Bryan W

    Lots of useful tips and knowledge from the very capable Sion. Another step towards confidently navigating the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

  3. Kathryn

    Sion explained things well and the evening was very well structured with different active learning activities. The course had a very relaxed bur informative and supportive feel. I now feel confident and equipped with my new map reading and navigation skills to take out on the hills and also to attempt further courses – a great introduction!

  4. Douglas

    Very helpful, certainly met my goals, lernt a lot and enjoyed the training.

  5. Stuart T

    Excellent introduction to map reading/basic navigation. Sion’s wealth of knowledge was superb and the quality of the training first class. This course has given us the confidence and skills to head out to the hills to explore further and take on more complex challenges. Highly recommended course and excellent value for money.

  6. Jenny

    Really great class, would highly recommend! Sion is a brilliant teacher and I picked up so many useful tips.

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