Skills to walk safely and confidently in the hills

Learn to use a map and compass to find your way around the hills, moors and mountains

Ever found yourself stranded in poor visibility, and or not known where you are on a featureless moorland?

Want to be set free from the walks book!

Join our popular Hill and Moorland Navigation courses based in the Derbyshire Peak District. We offer a range of 1 and 2 day courses, with a flexible and individual approach designed for both novice and more experienced walkers.

First Steps to Map Reading and navigation course

First Steps to Map Reading and Navigation

A 1 day map reading course, which will set you up with the basics of using a map and compass over easy terrain.

Are you new to hill walking, a regular walker, but always follow a book, or have never learned to use a compass? If so, this is the course for you!

Moving on to Moorland map and compass Navigation Course

Moving on to Moorland – Intermediate Navigation Course

A 1 day course, designed for people who have already attended our First Steps To Map Reading course, or who are confident using a map and compass.

Our next level course for regular hill walkers who want to build and consolidate their navigation skills?

Silver Navigator Award Course

Silver Navigator Award

A 2 day course leading to the Silver Navigator Award. This course is for people who enjoy hill and moorland walking and wish to improve their skills and gain confidence off path and on moorland terrain. 

Gold Navigator Award Course

Gold Navigator Award

A 2 day & 1 evening course which is designed to prepare candidates for the Gold Navigator Award. This course is for people who have a good grasp of navigation, and wish to take their navigation skills to the highest level.  It is expected that you will have completed the Silver NNAS Award. 

Night time and Poor Visibility Navigation Course

Night Navigation

Learn the skills needed to navigate in the dark, or in poor visibility. This 3 hour evening night navigation course is designed for people who have basic map and compass navigation skills, and want to learn more advanced techniques and stay safe when walking in poor visibility.

Personalised 1-1 Navigation Course

1-1 Tailor made map reading course

Sometimes being part of a group is not the best way to learn, or the dates do not work for you, so why not book a personalised navigation course; tailor made to your needs on a date to suite you.

Learn to use your Garmin GPS

Making the most of your Garmin GPS

Learn how your GPS works, how and when to use it when out walking in the moors and mountains, planning routes and reviewing them when you get back home.

We can offer the following courses mid-week as a 1-1 or for a group:

For any of the courses, you can reserve a place by telephone or email and sending us a cheque for payment, or click on the Book Now button to go to our online shop.

Why not give a course as a gift – no need to book a date; we will send you a card following payment with the details.

We are also available for individually commissioned courses at a date to suite you. Any of our courses can be adapted to your particular experience or requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.