bespoke mountain navigation

Private & bespoke navigation courses - the programmed to can be tailored to you and your party and pitched at your experience level and current skill set.

Max Ratio 1:6

1 Day 

Price per day

1 person: £150

2 people: £160

Up to 4: £200

Up to 6: £220

Up to 8: £240



This is a bespoke day, designed to offer private instruction for you and your party.


Contact us and let us know of any previous experience and prior knowledge and we can create an itinerary to help you achieve your goals.


We can cover any of the following aspects and techniques:



  • Planning Routes (resources, websites etc)

  • Choosing a map

  • Reading the map

  • Understanding scales and symbols

  • Navigate via linear features such as paths, walls and streams

  • Develop hand railing techniques



  • Basic contours

  • Orientate the map

  • 4 D's of navigation Measure distances

  • Pacing

  • Timings

  • Introduction to the compass and its features



  • Bearings and back bearings

  • Intricate contour interpretation

  • Night navigation

  • Mountain Leader standard and refresher days

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountain Leader (or higher award) affiliated with Mountain Training Association 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

1:8 Ratio - 8 people per 1 instructor

Our instructors can teach up to 8 people on this course. 


This is a private and bespoke course for up to 8 people - we will tailor the course for you and your party. 


This is a mountain navigation course and although it will be pitched at a beginner level, some hill walking experience will be beneficial. 

If you have never been hill walking and require a more introductory course, then please enquire as this can be arranged


  We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have appropriate mountain footwear (boots).

Compasses can be hired (£5pp)

We recommend Silva Expedition 4 

All maps are provided by LDM


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

We can select venues close to your accommodation where possible.

Example venues include: Langdale Pikes, Elterwater, Coppermines Valley, Kentmere, Mungrisedale, Stonethwaite, Wrynose etc


This is a private and bespoke course.


Contact us for private and bespoke sessions - we can run this course on any date (subject to availability of instructors)


 We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you

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cancellation policy

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.