Navigation Course – The Lake District

Summer NavigationDates: 23/05/15 – 24/05/15

Duration: 2 Instructional Days

Client Instructor Ratio: 1:4

Price: £100 (Course must be full for this price to apply – see page footnote)

Course Information

This instructional course is for people who want to spend time focusing on their navigation skills.  It can be useful for total beginners as well as hill walkers who already have some navigating experience but want to consolidate their skills.  The days out will take you away from the paths and cairns and onto the open mountainside where you can escape the crowds and use your navigational skills for real.  The Lake District Fells offer some brilliant terrain for this type of course.

Some of the skills we aim to cover on this course are;

  • map selection
  • route choice and strategy
  • compass use
  • taking bearings
  • pacing distance
  • timing distance
  • contour interpretation
  • judgment when route finding
  • weather effects and forecasts
  • relocating when disorientated
  • tracking another leader
  • micro navigation

What is included

list-tickInstructed days out
list-tick Technical Equipment (Maps and Compasses)
list-tick Accommodation
list-tick Breakfast
list-cross Evening Meal
list-tick Daily Transport

Sometimes, depending on where people are travelling from, there is the potential to arrange car sharing reducing the travel costs for everyone as well as being a bit more eco friendly. Please let us know if this is of interest.

The relevant Kit List is in our Resources.

For more information please Contact Us.

Note – We can still run this course/trip even if it is not full, however there might be an additional charge to bring the price up to a minimum daily rate/trip price for the relevant course or trip. Should a course not be viable due to lack of numbers we can discuss other options with you. As everyone has different levels of flexibility with dates and cut-off times for cancellation it’s best if you let us know your situation when booking. In situations where you have offered last minute flexibility but Mountain Circles can not fill a course and has to cancel, we will refund the course fee and deposit in full, if you cancel from a course that is full and running then normal conditions apply, see Cancellations in How to book.

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’