Mountain Navigation Training Weekend in the Lakes

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Oct 01

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Learning navigation skills

Join us for a camping event focussed on learning and improving navigation skills. 

This event is for anyone who would like to improve their navigation skills, not just leaders. This is a friendly course run by an experienced group of leaders who will teach navigation skills, and help others improve existing skills. 

We will aim for an average of 6-8 participants per leader. There is very little classroom based stuff, so we will be doing most of the teaching out on the hills on Saturday, where you will be spending most of the day on a walk and training.

We will be based in the heart of the Lake District so we can access most areas to challenge and teach your navigation skills. We will try to work with you, developing outcomes that will help you gain the confidence for when out walking on your own, with a group, or even leading a group. Whether you are currently one of our leaders or not, this course should help give you a firmer grasp on navigating in the lowlands, hills or mountains.

We will be teaching mountain navigation skills which can then be adapted to any setting. There is no push to become a leader; this is purely for your own benefit and you can decide. 

Please bring a OL7 MAP Map of The Lake District: South-eastern area and a compass 


Brief outline 


  • 7pm – Welcome, Campsite rules etc, Brief of what will happen over the course of the weekend
  • Classroom teaching 2 hours


  • Classroom 2 hours AM
  • Walking navigation training 

Saturday evening

  • Local night nav (Optional) to be discussed 
  • Bonfire/social


  • Morning activity  
  • Leave at lunch

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Caravans, Campervans, Motorhomes: This event is intended for tent camping only, however caravans etc may be possible at additional cost - please check with the office on who will liaise with the venue on your behalf. 

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. Read the NHS self-isolation guidance.
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