Advanced Navigation Courses
North Wales - Lake District - Yorkshire - Peak District
This course is for those who already have reasonable navigation skills, but want to take it to the next level. We quickly review the skills from the standard course, introduce further, advanced techniques and then practice them repeatedly and in more difficult situations. This course is taken by many people as a progression of our standard 2-day navigation course. It is popular with those working towards NGB awards and members of the armed forces as well as experienced hill walkers, mountaineers and fell runners wanting to gain a higher level of proficiency.
Maximum staffing ratio 1:6
You can make a group booking for an advanced navigation training course in North Wales, The Peak District, Yorkshire or The Lake District at a time convenient to you. This will cost your group around £400 for a two day course depending on location. Contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Alternatively, book onto the following course.
|Date||Location||Price||Closing date for bookings|
|14-15 October 2017||Langdale, Lake District||£139||3 September 2017|
If you can't make this date then contact us anyway and we will try to accommodate you.
Additional information on our October course
This course will involve wild camping on the tops of the fells and night navigation.
We will meet at The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Langdale on the Saturday, usually at 1 pm. here we will have the course briefing and there may also be a short 'class room session' before we head outdoors for the rest of the course. The exact syllabus will vary depending upon individual requirements, but is likely to include:
- Aiming off.
- Aspect of Slope.
- Different strategies for walking on a bearing (covering distance fast).
- Low visibility navigation (night navigation).
- An in-depth look at contour interpretation.
- Lots of pacings and timings.
- Further relocation skills.
- Searching strategies for when you miss a key feature.
On the Saturday evening there will be a night navigation session - for many the highlight of the course. After this we will return to our tents for the rest of the night.
On the second day we will continue to practice and refine our skills in the light of day. You will have the opportunity to focus on whatever skills you would most benefit from. The day will conclude with a debrief and the opportunity for advice and discussion on future development of your skills. The course will finish at approximately 2 p.m.
You will have to be entirely self sufficient for the two days of the course. In addition to the kit list for the Standard Navigation Course you will need a tent and sleeping bag, stove and food. During some of the sessions we may leave our equipment on the hill tops so we don't have to carry it around.
If you need to borrow equipment such as tents and trangia stoves then please let us know and we will bring spares.
In bad weather the course may be modified to avoid more exposed areas and the wild camp. Course content will remain the same and the standard of navigation will be unaffected.