Mountain Navigation

Want to go a little further? This course is for those of you who feel capable with the basics of map reading and are happy to explore pathed regions of our countryside but would like help to go a that bit further, giving you the confidence to explore more remote areas and get away from the crowds!


Recap of basic skills:

  • What does a map actually represent (2D vs 3D),
  • Understanding of map scales,
  • Use of orientated map to identify features,
  • Grid references & measuring distances,
  • Compass bearings,
  • Basic navigational strategies.

Topics focussed on as part of this course:

  • Detailed contour interpretation,
  • Navigational strategies (particularly off-path navigation),
  • Use of accurate compass bearings,
  • Relocation Techniques,
  • Navigation in poor visibility,
  • Knowledge of land use and access issues,


Although we aim to cover the entire list of topics above, these are completely customisable courses and we are happy to discuss your requirements and wishes and work around them. 


For this course we aim to provide custom maps (where possible) to aid your learning. We will bring these with us on the day. Clients are to supply a compass (Our recommendation is the Expedition 4 compass made by Silva).

The Logistics

Full day - £120 for the first person, plus £40pp thereafter*, e.g:


1 Person = £120

2 People = £160

3 People = £200, etc...


These courses normally run with up to 6 people.


The costs above cover courses withing appoximately 100 miles of Edinburgh. Please note, a small additional cost may be required if the course is to be run further afield. Please inform us of where you are based during booking.


Included in the Cost:

  • Full days instruction by a qualified Mountain Leader,
  • Waterproof map of the area for each attendee (where possible)
  • Group access to any photos taken during the day.


When - This course can run any time of year excluding periods of complete snow cover.


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If there are any other courses or walks you are interested in, please don't hesitate to Contact Us to discuss your requirements.


Payments are to be ideally made via Direct Brank Transfer or Paypal (N.b. There is a 3.5% surcharge for Paypal payments). 


* There is 10% non-refundable deposit included within the stated prices to cover costs incurred upon unforced cancellation. 


For full details please see Terms & Conditions.


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