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Navigation Essentials - Finding your way in the Great Outdoors!

  • Location Henley-on-Thames
  • Price from £45.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


This one day workshop is a great introduction to map reading and the navigation skills you need to enjoy a great walk in the countryside without reliance on a guidebook or phone app. You will be amazed how much detail there is on an Ordnance Survey map. On this course you will learn to open your eyes to whole new world! We will help you to make sense of it all and gain the confidence to plan and follow an interesting route along recognised paths and tracks.
A relaxed environment and small group (up to six people) to ensure that you get the most out of the day.

What to Expect:
We usually start the day with tea/coffee and learn how to get the most out of our maps and introduce basic compass use. Mid morning we set off on a walk to develop your newly acquired knowledge and skills - we will give plenty of expert guidance and tips as we go. We then return to sum up the day. 
Expect to walk about 5 or 6 miles during the day on defined paths and tracks (grass/dirt/gravel and may be muddy in parts). Some hills, steep in part and some short sections of rural road.
Joining instructions and course information will be provided before the day. 

Further information about our Navigation Days is available on our website ( . If you have any questions, please get in touch.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment We can provide OS map and compass for your use on the day (do bring your own if you have them - OS Exp 171)
  • Other Expert tuition and guidance from a NNAS registered tutor.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing A good, comfortable pair of walking shoes or boots and comfortable warm outdoor clothing (layers are best).
  • Waterproofs In case of rain!
  • Food Walk snacks and picnic to keep you going throughout the day
  • Drink
  • Other OS map Exp 171 and compass (or you can borrow ours on the day)


Custom Policy

If you need to cancel your booking please get in touch. 
Refunds are only available if you cancel at least 14 days before the date on which the activity is scheduled to start.  Please note that any refunds are subject to reduction of the booking and payment processing fee.




Pipsticks Walks

Pipsticks Walks

Pipsticks Walks is the experience provider for Navigation Essentials - Finding your way in the Great Outdoors!