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Navigation is a key skill to learn before heading into the mountains.


Our courses teach you the essential skills needed to safely find your way in the beautiful Scottish hills and mountains and are run within easy reach of the central belt.

What's involved in our navigation courses?

  • Courses are aimed at anyone with little or no outdoor navigation experience and can be spread over 1 or 2 days.

  • We will look at grid references, recognising features and finding points on the map.

  • How to orientate a map then take a bearing using the compass.

  • Estimate distance on the ground using timing and pacing.

  • Talk about uses of GPS on your phone and outdoor etiquette.


We will then finish the day by using the skills we have learned on an extended walk around the area.


As this is an outdoor course, please have suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.  Please also bring food, water, a hot drink and a change of clothes.

Get in touch if you would like us to organise a navigation course for you.

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