Join us on this 1 day beginners navigation training course where you will learn the basics necessary to navigate in the hills with a map and compass, enabling you to have the confidence to start exploring the great outdoors.
The course is ideal for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh existing skills. You'll spend your time in the outdoors with a map and compass in the incredible setting of Edale and Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. Initially the course starts in the valley on easy terrain and will then usually progress higher up onto slightly more complex moorland terrain.
We only take small groups (max 6) to ensure you receive the best possible training and will tailor the exercises for each person based on your level of skill and those areas you'd like to work on most. All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. Initially groups of up to 6 or two households will be able to exercise in the outdoors. We expect the most popular areas will be very busy during the first two weeks (Easter Holidays) so our activities will initially be selected to cover the quieter locations that provide those great wide open experiences and we will only be taking new bookings for private individuals/groups for these first two weeks.
From 12th April we will return to running our full range of activities including open group bookings that individuals can book on in addition to private/bespoke bookings.
From 17th May: Larger groups will be able to meet in the outdoors.
Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place for bookings made up to 14th March (see below). After this date we will still maintain the additional flexibility to reschedule your booking at any time if needed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.
Typical Course Content
Understanding maps - Scales, Symbols, Rights of Way, Contours
Distances - Measuring and Estimating, Pacing and Timing
The Compass - introduction & simple bearings
Setting a map (with and without a compass)
Basic navigation strategies - The 5 D's: Distance, Direction, Description, Duration, Danger