2 Day Advanced Navigation Training Course
Peak District - £200 per person, max 4 people
Lake District - £230 per person, max 4 people
Advanced Navigation Training Course - Peak District or Lake District
For this course we operate a maximum 1:4 client ratio to ensure you have the best possible learning experience in some of the most complex areas in the Lake District & Peak District.
For the advanced courses we head to the more complex areas of the Peak District or Lake District for 2 full days of training which provides much more time to practise the skills in more complex terrain providing the ideal environment to learn from your course leader.
This course is an ideal continuation for those who have already completed our other 2 day course or already have good navigation skills. You'll spend 2 days in the outdoors learning more advanced techniques and refining those you already have. Much of the time will be spent on complex terrain navigating to smaller features and with longer and more complex legs and much more focus on contours. I'll tailor the exercises for each person based on their level of skill and those areas you'd like to work on perfecting.
The course cost quoted does not include accommodation.
Recap of basic / intermediate skills
Navigating longer legs
Navigating to/by smaller features, attack points, tick features
Intricate contour details
Navigation by contours & contouring
Lots and lots of relocation!
Improving accuracy of pacing and timing over varying terrain
Advanced navigation strategies
Relocation when lost
Bearings, back bearings and boxing
Improving accuracy of walking on a bearing over rough terrain
Compass techniques for poor visibility/dark
Aspect of Slope
Course Location & Times
Lake District or Peak District
Finish by 15:00 - 16:00 each day
Peak District - £200 per person
Lake District - £230 per person
Recommended Equipment & Clothing
The 2 days will be largely practical, walking in both the lower valleys and up on the hills. We will be going off paths in rough and sometimes muddy terrain and so sturdy boots with good ankle support are highly recommended. You will be standing around whilst practising skills in whatever weather we have on the day, which can be exposed on the hills, and will need appropriate clothing. Below is a recommended list:
**Hand sanitiser and face mask/covering mandatory** A face mask/covering does not need to be worn in most circumstances as we will be observing social distancing of 2m, however it could be required in emergency situations, to help protect people whilst providing first aid or assistance, or when social distancing is not possible.
1:25,000 map of The Peak District: Dark Peak Area - OS Explorer Map sheet OL1 covering Edale/Kinder. I recommend the waterproof maps which will last much longer, otherwise will also need a waterproof map case.
Compass (if you want to practise with one) - recommend a Silva Type 4, Suunto A30 or similar. If buying one check it's Northern Hemisphere (NH), degrees and metric scale. There are a lot for sale online which are not!!
Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans).
Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick).
Walking boots (some areas are rough and uneven so boots that go above the ankle, providing good ankle support, are strongly recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in muddy areas). No Trainers.
Warm hat and gloves or sun hat if sunny.
Food, drink and snacks for the day. We will have a couple of food stops whilst out on the hill.
Personal first aid kit (for minor cuts, blisters, sun cream, pain relief, emergency foil blanket and any personal medication).
Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag.
Money for car park fees.
Notebook and pencil/pen.
Optional additions: gaiters and/or walking poles if you use them.