activities > peak district navigation courses > Right Way in a Day Navigation Course
£79.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1:8

Prices include:

  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking
  • Maps
  • Loan of a compass
  • Course Pack and Personal development plan
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop
  • Comprehensive and Practical 1 Day Course in The Peak District
  • Develop and Improve Map Reading Skills
  • Learn Essential Compass Techniques

Suitable for beginners and experienced walkers alike, our comprehensive 1-day Peak District Navigation Course aims to build your skills and give you the confidence to plan your own walks and head outside. The valleys and high, wild moorland on our doorstep offer wonderful navigational challenges and great venues for learning.

From our Peak District training centre, our expert instructors begin with the essentials of map reading, looking at scales, contours and Rights Of Way, before progressing to compass techniques, navigation strategies and effective relocation methods on a quality day in the hills.

This one day Navigation Course will introduce you to the fundamental skills of navigation and give you experience of using these new found skills in the beautiful Peak District. An initial, short, theory session in our training centre is followed by a full day out on the hills giving you plenty of opportunity to practise and gain advice and encouragement from our experienced instructors. By the end of the day you will have a solid grounding in map reading techniques and some experience of using a compass.

Course Outcomes
  • Learn to Navigate with Map & 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
Your instructor will welcome you to our base, The Adventure Hub, and outline the objectives for the day, ensuring everyone has suitable kit for a day in the hills. After a brief theory session looking at maps, scales, Rights of Way, weather and emergency equipment we will head out to our venue for the day which will be chosen on the basis of weather conditions, along with the experience and ambitions of the group as a whole. 

We will either strike out from our centre on foot or drive around 15 minutes to an alternative start point. We'll then work our way through the planned syllabus at a comfortable pace.

After lunch on the hill we'll bring your new skills together to cover longer distances incorporating various navigational strategies, hazard identification and relocation methods. At the end of the day we return to The Adventure Hub for refreshments and to review the day's key points. This is your opportunity to discuss next steps and draw up an action plan with your instructor.
Standard outdoor walking clothing, rucksack, waterproofs may be required, a packed lunch, map and compass can be provided.
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.
Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses, either with or without an accompanying adult.
We do hold an AALA license and are able to take out younger children, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family.
There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
This course is a non-residential course, so we do not provide any accommodation. However there are many amazing places to stay locally. Take a look at our accommodation guide in the info section for more information.
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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 £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.