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 take place in and around the village of Foolow and 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 around 4:30 pm.

Cost £65

Dates for Winter 2024

  • Saturday 24th February
  • Saturday 9th March
  • Saturday 23rd March

Dates for Spring 2024

  • Saturday 6th April 
  • Saturday 20th April
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Saturday 18th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 15th June
  • To make a booking choose the course date from the drop down menu below and click on the ‘book now’ button.
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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.