For those looking to expand their map reading skills and progress into competent mountain navigators.
Max Ratio 1:6
£70pp - up to 6 spaces
1:1 - £150
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 compasses.
This course will take a progressive approach to navigation.
We start with some theory (1 hour max)
Here we will have a discussion around:
Planning Routes (resources, websites etc)
Choosing a map
Reading the map
Understanding scales and symbols
On the hill we will teach you how to:
Orientate the map
4 D's of navigation
Navigate via linear features such as paths, walls and streams
Develop hand railing techniques
Basic contours & interpretation
Introduction to the compass and its features
Throughout the day we will look into different techniques and navigate around the mountainside. Experienced navigation tutor & mountain leader, map, compass and all training and teaching aids are included in the cost for this course.
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
Professional coaching & instruction
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 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 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 the course in Great Langdale - meeting at Sticklebarn National Trust car park. LA22 9JU.
This allows us to use the whole valley including the Langdale Pikes as necessary
Can't see a date that works for you? Contact us for private and bespoke courses. We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you
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.