Foundation Navigation – Borders and Tweed Valley


Foundation Courses are two days and cost £175.00 (course only)

The Foundation Navigation Course is ideal if you are new to navigation or are not yet comfortable or confident with the basics of map and compass work.

Choose a course date to suit you:



Course Description

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.


The rolling landscapes of the Tweed Valley are a perfect environment for a Scottish walking experience and your navigation course. For beauty and solitude, nothing beats the  the peaceful Southern Upland Way as it dips in and out of the Tweed Valley.

Famous for its Corbetts, the sheer variety and beauty of the rolling landscape is breathtaking. Experience Broad Law as a first Corbett and go on to walk many more.


Horse and Hound Country Hotel

The Horse and Hound is a traditional inn dating from 1701, situated in Bonchester Bridge, a quiet hamlet 7 miles from the famous knitwear town of Hawick, offering a friendly atmosphere within its lounge and bar. A restaurant is also available serving a variety of fresh, home cooked meals, with a varied wine list to compliment your meal. There are a variety of beer, lager and ciders as well as cask ale,spirits and malt whiskies on offer in the bar and lounge areas. Outside patio areas are sun traps in the summer, with a roaring log fire in the bar for those cooler evenings. Hermitage Castle, Floors Castle, Kelso Abbey, Keilder Forest, mill shops etc are a few of the local attractions in the area.  Free Wi-Fi access is available.

When booking simply quote “Ultimate Navigation School” for a special room rate.

This hotel is where the course will start from and end at each day, so is an ideal location.

Map – The Horse and Hounds is ideally located for the Tweed Valley

If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – The Bank Guest House

Additional information


September 12th – 13th 2020


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