Improve your navigation skills on our one day course.We will cover different types of maps, symbols, techniques, pacing, timing, strategies, poor weather navigation, mapping technology and devices, what to do when it goes wrong and much more!
We like nothing better than passing on our knowledge in a friendly and practical way so that you get the most out of the course.
The terrain covered will normally be rolling countryside but dependant on the level of experience within the group, we may go further afield. The terrain encountered will be footpaths, hills with short steep sections and the ground underfoot will be rough, flat, wet and sometimes rocky. A general level of fitness is required along with suitable clothing and footwear. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level, we cater for different levels of ability on a course as our instructors are experts in making sure everyone is looked after and gets the most out of their experience.
This course is aimed at increasing your knowledge and improving your confidence to navigate independentely. You will be made to feel at ease, learning at a comfortable pace. The course will be held on the Carneddau, a rolling set of hills and mountains above the village of Bethesda. We may visit other locations nearby to make the most of the weather conditions.
We supply maps and compasses for you to use and we have a stock of spare clothing and equipment in case you forget to bring an item. Once you book we'll send you a kit list and joining letter with information about the day and we're always available for advice or a chat if you have any concerns!
Note: All our staff are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety.
Meet and greet 9am
A journey onto local hills during which we will cover various navigational techniques including pacing, timing, route finding and using a map and compass effectively.The emphasis will be on giving you opportunities to practise the relevant skills and to build confidence.
Debrief and course finish around 5.00pm
All timings on the mountain are approximate.
Contact us for alternative dates and group discounts.
Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.
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Fantastic day on the Carneddau today with Steve. The navigation course was brilliant. I learned a lot with map and compass along with Steve’s knowledge of the mountains and the local history of the area we covered. I would highly recommend booking a place on one of these courses that Steve runs. I’m looking forward to go on the next one. Thank you Steve.
Amazing day out with Stephen yesterday learning essential skills. We were out all day learning how to navigate with a map and compass whilst doing a beautiful walk. Stephen was also excellent in the lead up to the day out by keeping in touch, advising on areas to stay in, recommending a lovely bed and breakfast and even providing pick up service on arrival. All the little things added up to what has been a wonderful experience. I'm going away with lots more confidence on the mountains! Thank you Aim Higher!
Kala SN, England