First Steps to Map Reading and Navigation

map reading course in the Derbyshire peak districtMap reading and Navigation Course in the Derbyshire Peak District

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!

Learn basic map reading and navigation skills whilst enjoying a short walk in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

Course content includes understanding Ordnance Survey maps, using a compass, planning a route, working out where you are.

The course starts with an introductory session, followed by a walk through fields and easy terrain using a map and compass.
• using different maps
• contours relief & height
• using a compass
• taking a bearing from the map & walking on it
• planning a route
• pacing and timing
The course starts at 10:00 am and finishes at 4:30 pm.

Cost £60

Dates for Spring 2022
Saturday 21st May now fully booked

Dates for Summer 2022
• Saturday 11th June
• Friday 17th June
• Saturday 18th June
• Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 16th July now fully booked
• Saturday 6th August
• Saturday 13th August

Dates for Autumn 2022
• Saturday 10th September
• Saturday 17th September
• Saturday 1st October
• Saturday 15th October
• Saturday 5th November
• Saturday 19th November

To make a booking choose the course date from the drop down menu below and click on the ‘book now’ button.

Course dates :

Due to the Coronavirus we are minimising course numbers and will ensure all borrowed items have been sanitised. If you have had any virus symptoms or been in contact with anyone who has the virus, please do not come on the course. We would rather you re-arrange or we will offer you a full refund.

You might also be interested in our follow-on course “Moving on to Moorland Navigation

or a weekend of learning skills on our Silver National Navigation Award Course

or buy this course as a gift for Christmas or birthday

Map Reading Course Gift
Map Reading Course Gift
Give a friend a First Steps to Map Reading and Navigation course as a gift for birthday or Christmas.