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.

Course Content


  • 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

  • Aiming off

  • Attack points

  • Aspect of Slope

Course Location & Times

  • Start 09:00

  • 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).

  • Waterproof jacket.

  • Waterproof trousers.

  • 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.

Any questions please email info@myguidedwalks.co.uk or call me on 07928677626