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: £180

2 people: £185 (£92.50pp)

3 people: £195 (£65pp)

4 people: £220 (£55pp)

5 people: £250 (£50pp)

6 people: £270 (£45pp)



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 Mountaineering Instructor

  • Leaders affiliated with Mountain Training Association 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • Small ratios and focussed teaching

  • National Navigation Award Tutors (NNAS)

  • A private trip (just you and your group)

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Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course

Course Ratios

1:6 Ratio - 6 people per 1 instructor

Our instructors can teach up to 6 people on this course. 


This is a private and bespoke course for up to 6 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

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your course.

Please request a date if our calendar doesn't match your availability

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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