Right Way in a Day Navigation Course - Lake District

Group Course - 1 day Map Reading & Navigation Course in the Lake District


Do you rely on others or outdated guidebooks for navigation? Are you sometimes left relying on luck to find your way? No matter your current level of navigation experience, we are here to equip you with the essential skills needed to confidently reach your desired destinations. Embrace the freedom of the hills and seize the opportunity to navigate with confidence.

Right Way in a Day Navigation Course - Lake District

Price : £95.00 per person

Location : Ambleside - Lake District

Duration : 1 day

Ratio : 1:8

Minimum age : 13

What's Included :
  • Pre-Course 4 Part Online Course 
  • Expert tuition
  • Use of all required navigation equipment
  • Post Course Ongoing Online Navigation Tasks

Share Course :


  • Comprehensive and practical 1 day course in the Lake District
  • Develop and improve map reading skills
  • Learn essential compass techniques

Course Overview

Are you planning to explore the beautiful Lake District and its many trails and tracks? Then our Lake District Navigation Course is exactly what you need! 

Our practical, one day course based in Ambleside is designed to give you the skills and confidence to explore the stunning landscape of the UK. Our Right Way In A Day Navigation Course is ideal for beginners who want to start self-guided walks in the hills. 

This comprehensive course offers a good introduction to the fundamentals of navigation, covering everything from the theory and use of maps, grid references, scales, and rights of way, to all the practical tools you need for successful navigation, including the use of a compass to set the map and check direction. During the course, you will develop essential skills in route planning and interpretation, map reading, compass work, and much more. 

Our experienced instructors will guide you through a range of exercises and scenarios, giving you the opportunity to practice your skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

3 Courses in 1...

This course is part of our 1, 2, 3 navigation training programme. 

> Part 1 enables all participants to benefit from our optional 4 part online course prior to attending. 

> Part 2 is the face to face course itself as advertised here. 

> Part 3 is available to everyone to continue learning free of charge via the 3rd part of our programme with ongoing challenges set for participants every 2 weeks, for a period of 3 months. This continues via out paid platform over on Patreon.com/pureoutdoor

By the end of the course, you will have the confidence and skills you need to explore the Lake District and it's many trails and tracks. So why wait? Sign up for our Lake District Navigation Course today and discover the beauty of the UK's stunning landscape!

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to navigate with map and compass
  • Build hillwalking confidence
  • Use a compass to set the map, check direction and follow bearings
  • Choose appropriate navigation strategies
  • Learn effective relocation techniques

Course Information

> Please note that the exact venue is TBC and will be confirmed by AUGUST 2023


9:30 - 16:30

Get ready to learn everything you need to navigate safely and confidently during a fun and informative day that will focus on boosting your confidence and developing your navigation technique.


Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and your own aspirations over a cuppa...


A brief theory session introducing maps, access rights, key skills and discussing key strategies that are relevant to good navigation. Safety in the hills will underpin this session.


You'll need to collect maps and compasses and check that your rucksack is suitably packed ready for what the weather may throw at you.


The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. We typically aim to walk straight out from the start point.


Your instructor will demonstrate key practical skills and give you the chance to get your eye in before progressing to harder skills and navigation targets. The incredible accuracy and usefulness of the maps usually hits home hard within the first few hours as we look at ways of absorbing and reflecting on clues experienced on your immediate journey and the wider environment. The afternoon will see you starting to appreciate the shape and steepness of the ground and how it is represented on your map.


Once we are off the hill we will return to a suitable de-brief point (pub...), discuss your progress so far and set some personalised development targets for your blossoming navigation adventure.

  • Standard hillwalking gear including good waterproofs (jackets and trousers)
  • Good quality walking boots/shoes with a good tread
  • A packed lunch and a good supply of snacks and drinks are necessary
  • Warm clothing including spare layers, gloves and hat
  • Sun cream, hat and sunglasses (you just never know!)
  • We provide maps and have some compasses available to borrow or buy


  • As a Certified B Corp, we’re one of a growing number of global businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.
  • We encourage car sharing and the use of Public Transport wherever feasible.
  • We offer free camping kit for guests looking to cut down on luggage.
  • Our staff are trained to prolong the life of equipment used on this course, where it is possible to recycle equipment at the end of its life, we do so appropriately.
  • We operate in small teams at low ratios to reduce our impact on the venues we use and other countryside users.
  • We donate 5% of the value of all sales to The Pure Outdoor Foundation.

  • The physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities are numerous and well documented, we firmly believe that those benefits should be available to as many people as possible.

  • If you are interested in experiencing any of our activities but feel unable to do so then please contact us to discuss your specific needs, we will always try to find a solution that works for you.

  • There are a range of simple adaptions we can make to our scheduled courses such as choosing venues with minimal walking or easy access to toilet facilities, providing cold storage facilities for temperature sensitive medications, allowing additional time or arranging for participants to be accompanied by a trusted aide.

  • When participation as part of an open group isn't appropriate we can arrange private tuition. This allows for a more tailored approach and a much wider range of adaptions such as assisted climbing and abseiling techniques for participants with significant physical or mobility issues.

  • If private tuition is unaffordable then we can sometimes offer subsidised places to bring the price back in line with our scheduled courses .These are provided by the Pure Outdoor Foundation whose goal is to bring as many people as possible into the outdoors, please enquire about availability.

  • Clear communication before the activity is crucial so, as well as telephone and email conversations, we can also arrange to meet participants directly at a venue days or weeks beforehand to identify any specific barriers and begin addressing any anxieties.


Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.

There are currently no course dates listed for this course, please contact us if you are interested and we can let you know when dates will be published.

Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £240 inc vat per day. (Click here to book a private course)