Beginners Navigation Day

Duration: 3 hours
Ratio: 1 to 6
Cost: £30 per person


Sunday 31st July  0930-1230
Monday 1st August 1800-2100
Friday 26th August 1800-2100

Learn navigation and map reading for beginners and improvers

We can also run the course privately for groups, please enquire for details


This 3-hour session is the perfect introduction for those with little or no navigation experience. The perfect first step if you are looking to work towards planning your own mountain adventures!

The area around Bught Park offers plenty of features to learn the essentials, meaning we can maximise on learning time without the need for distant travel. We will be using an OS and an Orienteering map. A small group ratio of 1:6 means there will be plenty of time for practice and individual tips/feedback.  Your instructor Anna is an experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and has competed in multiple navigation running races. 

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Topics covered will include:

  • Grid references
  • Contour lines and interpretation
  • Calculating distances
  • Working out where you are on a map
  • Using a compass to take bearings
  • Walking on a compass bearing

What to Bring

You must bring your own compass. This is in an excellent investment to make! I will provide each person with laminated maps which we will use throughout the session. Dress according to the weather . Trainers are suitable for footwear, although you may prefer walking boots with ankle support as we will be going off the paths.

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Specific Details

The meeting point will be outside the Mini Golf area beside Bught Park.
You will be able to contact me by phone or WhatsApp on 07840327446