Navigation Courses

Our Navigation Courses in Scotland are designed to give attendees an insight into the planning and preparation stages, along with the safe and successful execution of navigating both at home and abroad.

You can book your Navigation Course now with our online booking system, please check course dates for availability. Once you have booked your course you will receive an email confirming the course and payment details. Remember to download the available resources for your course and bring them with you when you start.

We have a range of courses to suit everyone, for more information on our Navigation Courses in Scotland please do contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in the 2020 season.

1 Day Navigation Skills Training Course £100

The Overview for the 1 Day Navigation Skills Training Course includes the following:


This course is for anyone interested in learning about navigation or wanting to brush up on their knowledge.


The course will be based in and around our Bothy in Alvie Estate.


The aim of this course is to provide attendees with the knowledge and experience in navigational skills that will allow them to have the confidence to put the skills into practice in their own time. This will also aid attendees in being able to confidently and competently plan and prepare hikes and expeditions using correct methods of navigation.


The Itinerary for the 1 Day Navigation Skills Training Course includes the following:

Depending on the level of knowledge/experience of the group the following will be covered:

  • Introduction to maps and care and use of maps
  • Map Scales used by hill walkers
  • The Grid System and 4 and 6 figure Grid references
  • Map Symbols and using features to aid navigation
  • Contour Lines and basic interpretation
  • Use of the compass to take bearings from a map
  • Walking on a bearing
  • Pacing
  • Identifying and using handrails and maintaining position with an orientated map
  • Recognising the shape of the ground on a map and on the ground
  • Planning a route and implementing a route plan

We will also aim to cover other related topics such as emergency procedures for if anything goes wrong (injury or getting lost), emergency action plans, bad weather planning and how to prepare for an expedition.


Date Time Spaces Price Book
5 April 2024 09:30 - 16:00 10 £100 Book Now
8 June 2024 09:30 - 16:00 9 £100 Book Now

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