Basic Navigation Course

Our one day basic navigation course is designed as a complete introduction to mountain navigation. We will cover different maps and compasses as well as spending a day out on the hill practicing navigation along paths and following easy features. This is the ideal course if you are inexperienced at navigation and want to get yourself around the mountain paths with confidence.

The course will cover the following:

  • Planning a route
  • Using different maps
  • Understanding contours
  • Using a compass
  • Taking a bearing
  • Following a bearing
  • Pacing and timing


We offer of our basic navigation courses in the Southern Uplands and the Pentlands. If you have another location where you would like us to run a course please just get in touch – our freelance instructors are based all over UK.


We offer all our navigation courses privately on a date to suit you.


1 x person £150, 2 x people £75 each, 3 x people £50 each, groups of 4 or more £40 each.

How to Book

Please just contact us with details of your date, desired location and group size.

Alternatively, see our Advanced Navigation Course.