Ulster Coast

Navigation Courses from Large Outdoors

Do you want to become an independent hillwalker? One of the main skills you’ll need is the ability to navigate using a map and compass. Learning to navigate is fun, and you’ll soon find any fears about getting lost slipping away, with a friendly group and our expert instructors always on hand to help.

We run a series of navigation courses, aimed at everyone from complete beginners to those with experience of map reading. They’re all set in stunning locations, from the Lake District to the North York Moors to Snowdonia, and you’ll be tutored by our expert instructors.

We run two levels of course:

Aims to introduce you to navigation as a complete beginner. You’ll learn how to relate the map to the real world, plan and follow routes, understand scale and use of the compass, and relocate if you get lost! You’ll leave the course confident to navigate in countryside and easy hill terrain.

This is our advanced course, for people who have either done Independent Hillwalker or who are used to map-reading but want that extra level of skill. We’ll cover fine detailed navigation, bad weather techniques, more accurate contour interpretation, and taking bearings across ‘featureless’ terrain. After this course you will be able to navigate in the mountains anywhere in the UK!

Upcoming navigation courses:

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