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.

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

Additional dates for 2 or more people and private bespoke courses available on request.

Peak District - £199 per person

4% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.

Lake District - £269 per person

4% 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!!

  • Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans as they can be cold if wet).

  • 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 recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in boggy/muddy areas). We can advise you as to what would be appropriate for your walk and we can also recommend more accessible routes that do not require walking boots if appropriate.

  • 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 and any personal medication).

  • Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag.

  • Notebook and pencil/pen.

  • Money for parking and/or cafe

  • Hand sanitiser and face covering recommended A face mask/covering does not need to be worn, however whilst virus levels remain high it would be recommended in emergency situations to help protect people whilst providing first aid or assistance, or when entering busy cafes and toilet areas.

  • Optional additions: camera, gaiters and/or walking poles if you have them.

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