Right Way in a Day Navigation Course

1 day Map Reading & Navigation Course in the Peak District

Summary

For you navigation means following someone else or perhaps an outdated guidebook. Occasionally there is more than a bit of luck involved. No matter where you are starting from we can help you gain the skills you need to get where you want to go. The freedom of the hills is yours for the taking.

Right Way in a Day Navigation Course

Price : £85.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 1 day

Ratio : 1:8

What's Included :
  • Expert tuition
  • Use of all required navigation equipment
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free parking
  • Personalised feedback and development plan
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

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Highlights

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

Course Overview

A one day practical Peak District Navigation Course geared to giving you a taste of the skills you need to get out exploring the tracks and trails of the UK. Aimed at beginners wanting to start self-guided walks in the hills, our Right Way In A Day Navigation Course offers a good introduction to the fundamentals of navigation.


Based at our training facility, The Adventure Hub -  in the heart of the Peak District, you will be perfectly situated to launch into the beautiful hills and moorland.


You will develop knowledge in the theory and use of maps, grid references, scales and rights of way and all the practical tools for navigation including the use of a compass to set the map and check direction.  


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

YOUR RIGHT WAY IN A DAY NAVIGATION COURSE
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.

ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB BASE
Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and your own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.

CLASSROOM SESSION
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.

COLLECT AND CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
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.

TRAVEL TO COURSE LOCATION
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 Adventure Hub.

PRACTICAL NAVIGATION SESSION
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.

BACK TO THE ADVENTURE HUB
Once we are off the hill we will return to The Adventure Hub. With fresh coffee in hand, we summarise the key learning points from the days adventure, 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

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FAQs

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.

View dates & book now

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.