Navigation courses

Learn how to take a compass bearing, orientate a map and other navigation skills with this selection of navigation courses throughout the UK


Create your own countryside routes
Team Walking offer two-day walking courses in the Yorkshire Dales allowing participants to learn the basic map and navigation skills along with hill safety and access, whilst gaining either bronze or silver National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) levels. After completion you will be able to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside.


Master the basics with Glen Trek
For those on a budget Glen Trek offer beginners the chance to learn the basic map and compass skills within the beautiful setting of Cairngorms National Park. Offering both mixed gender and women-only groups the courses are the perfect introduction to navigation.

Outdoor adventure in County Antrim
Gain your bronze or silver NNAS awards within the stunning surrounding area of the Ardclinis Outdoor Adventure Centre, County Antrim. Learn the basic skills needed to navigate yourself around the numerous paths and tracks of the countryside with the use of just a map and a compass.

Try mountain navigation in the South West
Learn the basic navigation skills with Mountain Activities in the idyllic Brecon Beacons. The one and two day courses cover a variety of skills from basic map interpretations to mountain navigation. Run fortnightly throughout the year, each group involves only a handful of partakers allowing for a greater of experience.

Get to grips with GPS
GPS is the new navigational tool but can be just as confusing as using the basic maps. Available at six locations across England and Wales, GPS Training courses offer an easy-to-understand introduction to GPS and digital maps to help you get to grips with GPS devices.

Brush up on your night navigation
C-N-DO Scotland offers those with a basic knowledge of navigation, preferably Silver NNAS level or higher, a chance to learn the skills necessary for night navigation. The course allows participants the chance to get used to the potential dangers within this daunting situation.

Complete the NNAS and be prepared for anything
Pure Outdoor run advanced navigational training in in the Peak District for those interested in completing the NNAS and gaining a complete knowledge of navigation in all situations. Completion of this course will allow participants to plan and follow routes in all environments.

Stretch your legs in the South Downs
Natural Navigation provides one-day beginner navigational courses in the stunning South Downs. Combining practical instruction with celestial theory, courses can be tailored to be as demanding or relaxing as required.

Challenge yourself at Silva Navigation School
Based in the heart of the Peak District, Silva offer weekend long bronze, silver and gold (NNAS) map and compass courses. Those looking for a challenge can take part in Silva’s contour only day courses, idea for navigators working towards a gold award.


Navigate your way through wild Wales
Wild Wales map reading and mountain navigation courses are taught in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia. Features include strategy development, walking on a compass bearing and using timing and pace to estimate distance.