Navigation Courses

Learning at least the basics of navigation as well as the associated "hill skills" are an absolutely ESSENTIAL part of your mountain tool kit in order to remain safe and self sufficient in the mountains. 

Scroll down to see more from three different courses below - 

Introduction to Navigation Course

Advanced Navigation Course

Night Navigation Course

Price: £55 pp (£35 pp for night nav)

Location: Mournes (other locations available)

Activity Length: Full day (7 hours)

How To Book:

To book a private session on dates that suit you - minimum of 4 people to create such as booking (with the exception of Night Navigation which has no minimum number) click the "Book Now"  button below..

If you want to book this event but don't have the minimum group size required, then please look to the bottom of the page and click "Upcoming Events" to see what events we have available at the moment. If there are no events for your chosen activity select "Contact Us" and we can advertise an open day.

Our Introduction to Navigation Course is a one day event designed to give you a good foundation of skills and knowledge on which to build upon with practice after the course. We cover the following topics on this course:

  • Interpreting weather forecasts

  • Preparing a route card

  • Equipment needed

  • Using the map to navigate

  • Introduction to navigational aids (distance and time measuring)

  • Taking a bearing

  • Walking on a bearing

  • Dealing with emergencies on the mountain























Our Advanced Navigational Skills Course is also a one day event, this time one designed to refresh and improve already known skills, plus adding some additional navigational aids previously unknown. Some possible topics covered include:

  • Aspect of slope

  • Boxing

  • Aiming off

  • Back bearings

  • Anything else that needs refinement

Our Night Navigation Course  is a single evening course and is aimed at people hwo already are competent with navigation during the hours of daylight. Only signup for this course if you have some skills already or else you will be out of your depth. It takes place in the hours of darkness and is an evening course. In winter we start as early as 6:30pm, however in summer the starting time will obviously be much later. The time on the booking page is 6:30pm however we will chat with you when you book and set an appropriate three hour time slot aside based on the time of year.

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 to bring:

  • A completed Health Declaration & Registration Form - see footer of page for link

  • Any medication you may need

  • Good hiking boots that are well broken in

  • Map and compass if you have them

  • A rucksack with waterproof liner

  • Head torch with spare batteries

  • Emergency bivvy

  • Fully charged mobile

  • Water proof jacket and trousers

  • Lots of light top layers

  • Hat and gloves 

  • Lunch and water

  • Anything else on the kit list - this will be sent at the booking stage (also available at the bottom of the page)

Geology Rocks Adventure Tourism


+44 (0) 7707111906

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