If you are new to navigation or are not yet comfortable or confident with the basics of map and compass work then a Foundation Course is right for you

Don’t worry if you are completely new to navigation, Foundation is the right course for you. It’s also good for people who want to become more confident but already have some basics.

The Foundation course is for Two Days usually starting at 9:30 and finishing around 16:30 each day. The course is practical, hands on and most lessons are conducted whilst on the hill with moderate walking in easier hill walking terrain.

After booking you will receive a confirmation, directions and more information about the course in a welcome email.

Not sure about something? Please feel free to email us at hello@ultimatenavigationschool.co.uk

Course Objective

To learn to navigate confidently in lowland and popular hillwalking areas.

Choose a Location and Book your Foundation Navigation Course

We run courses in the UK’s stunning National Parks, choose the area you want to do your course in. Either choose somewhere local and an an easy commute, or a new area you would like to experience, your instructor will advise you of great walks suiting your experience.

You want to learn

  • Navigation principles and basic tools and techniques including scale, time, distance, direction.
  • Map types, orienting a map, different norths, basic map reading, using features, contours, grid references and navigating using a map.
  • Compass fundamentals and basic usage, how to take a bearing, differences in bearing types.
  • How to plan a trip, choose a route and move safely within your abilities.
  • Emergency procedures and what to do in an emergency.

What you will need to bring with you for your course.

If you have any questions you can email your instructor after booking and they will be happy to help. Why not visit our shop for our approved equipment as used by our instructors?