Level 2:
improver's mountain navigation

For those looking to expand their map reading skills and progress into competent mountain navigators. 


Open Session

£70pp - up to 6 spaces

Reading a Map


This is a mountain navigation course with 6 spaces, open to the public. 


This course is designed to help develop understanding of mountain navigation, looking at the features of the map, contours and using compasses. 


This course is designed for walkers with navigation experience, looking to hone their skills and improve their understanding.

On the hill we will be getting you to work independently and navigate using the following techniques:

  • Orientate the map

  • 4 D's of navigation

  • Measure distances

  • Timing

On this course there will be much more focus on:

  • Intricate contours & ground interpretation

  • The compass and its features

  • Compass bearings & accurately following bearings across open ground 

The day will run in pathless and often boggy terrain, which is often featureless and requires good contour interpretation and solid skills with pacing and timing on each leg. 

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)

Course Ratios

1:6 Ratio - 6 people per 1 instructor

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


This course is open to the public and has 6 spaces per course.


If you would like a private day or 1:1 course, please enquire.   


This is a mountain navigation course and prior hill walking experience is beneficial.  Map reading skills and previous navigation experience is needed for this course. 

If you have never been hill walking and require a more introductory course, then please look at attending our beginner's navigation course


  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 if purchasing your own

All maps are provided by LDM


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

We base this in course in Borrowdale - meeting at the phonebox in Stonethwaite, nr the Langstrath In..

This allows us to use the large area above ths valley, inclusive of Dock Tarn & Ullscarf. 

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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Map Jigsaw
Map Jigsaw

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Orientating the map
Orientating the map

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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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