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Introduction to navigation course

June 10 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Navigation is an essential building block to equip anyone for outdoor adventures. A day of good visibility might persuade others to tackle a mountain walk without a map and compass, maybe follow the crowd. But what happens when the mountain is quiet, the clouds roll in and visibility is lost, resulting in the outcome for the day to shift very quickly.

We’re offering an introduction to navigation within the outdoors, the day will consist of reading the lay of the land, map orientation, key features, simple strategies, tips, hints, experience and knowledge within the world of navigation, to send you away with all the skills you need to successfully map read when tackling the outdoors.

Map and compass provided.

Maximum of 8 people per course.

Participant kit list:


Adequate footwear – boots or running shoes. Strictly no wellies.

Walking socks – (alternatively comfortable socks)

Waterproof jacket and trousers (weather dependent)

Spare fleece Shorts or trousers (weather dependent)

Spare T-shirt or long sleeve top

Sun cream

Hat and gloves


Packed lunch (2L of water)

Head torch

Parking is National Trust Car park, payment or membership required

£30 Introduction to Navigation

Stickle Barn, National Trust Car Park, Langdale

B5343, Great Langdale
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JU United Kingdom
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