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Navigation and Hill Skills

Learn to navigate and be generally self sufficient in the mountains, let our experienced mountain leaders show you how to look after yourself

Navigation and Hill Skills
Navigation and Hill Skills

Time & Location

01 Nov 2020, 10:00 – 16:00

Geology Rocks Adventure Tourism, Mourne Mountains, Newry, UK

About The Event

Activity Locations: Mourne Mountains - specific location given later (dependent on group's experience and the weather)

Price: £45  pp

Suitable for: individuals and groups who want to learn a new skill

This skills day is the first day (PART ONE) of a two day navigation course. At the end of this single day you'll be on the road to becoming safe and idependent in the mountains. The perfect introduction to navigation for complete beginners or those who need a refresher. Part two is a recap and advancement on part one and is usually delivered during the afternoon into the night, so that night navigation can be introduced. 

Topics covered (PART ONE):

Weather forecasts,Safety in the mountains, Equipment, Using the map to navigate, Introduction to navigational tools,Taking a bearing, Walking on a bearing

Topics covered (PART TWO)

Refresh on all topics from part one, Aspect of slope, boxing, aiming off, Back bearings, Night navigation

*** Day one of the course runs from 10am until 4pm, day two runs from 3pm until 9pm. For a supplement, we can offer an overnight camping experience to link the two days on dates that suit you***

What's included:

- Fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders to teach you all the skills you'll need

- Tailored content specifically for you

- Use of our maps and compasses (but we encourage you to get your own)

- A guaranteed good day out in the hills with lots of learning to be had!

What's not included:

- Personal clothing (we can help out with some things if you don't have everything on the kit list)

- Transport 

- Lunch and water

For more information contact us via email or telephone to arrange your skills course. Ask for James.



Please note - we need a minimum of 4 people on any given course in order for people to purchase the £45 ticket, so please contact us if you are an individual, and we'll get you placed on a list for addition to a course with people alrready on it.

anyone - ask us if this is the case)1 - 4 people: flat rate £180 in total (if you're alone get some friends to come along to reduce the cost, or we can maybe source other people if you don't know anyone - ask us if this is the case)


  • 1 ticket - more than 4 people

    Please note - This ticket may only be purchased if you are the fifth member of a group or more, OR if you we have informed you that four people have already booked onto the date that you have requested. This is necessary as we could not run a full day course at £45pp for anything less than this number.

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