2 Day Advanced Navigation Training Course
Peak District - £199 per person, max 4 people
Lake District - £269 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
Additional dates for 2 or more people and private bespoke courses available on request.
Peak District - £199 per person4% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.
Lake District - £269 per person4% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.
Recommended Equipment & Clothing
The day will be largely practical, walking in both the lower valleys and up towards Kinder Scout. We will be going off paths in rough or sometimes muddy terrain so walking boots with good ankle support are recommended. You will be standing around whilst practising skills in whatever weather we have on the day and so will need to dress warmer than for a usual walk. Below is a recommended list:
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!!
Notebook and pencil/pen.