Foundation Navigation – Peak District – White Peak


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

  • Map Reading Course – 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, map read and move safely within your abilities
  • Emergency procedures and what to do in an emergency.


Map Reading course in the Peak District White Peak. The White Peak is the lower, southern part of the Peak District in England. In contrast to the Dark Peak, the underlying limestone is not capped by impervious millstone grit, so caves and dry river valleys are common features of the area. The soils are poor and calcareous, creating grazing land for both sheep and cattle.

Broadly speaking, the White Peak covers the Staffordshire Peaks, the Cheshire Peaks around Macclesfield and the Derbyshire Peaks from the Hope Valley southwards. The White Peak is one of 159 national character areas defined by Natural England; their defined area covers an area of 52,860 hectares (204 sq mi) and includes the area approximately bounded by Buxton, Castleston, Matlock, Wirksworth and Cheadle, Staffordshire. A superb location to learn map reading skills.


Ladybower Inn

The Ladybower Inn is a quint stone gastro pub by the picturesque Ladybower reservoir in Derbyshire.  A perfect location to walk out from and enjoy the White Peak rolling hills, dry stone walls, and famous stanage rock climbing crags. Not far from the beautiful villages of Bamford and Hathersage, this pub has seven en-suite rooms in a relaxing setting.

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 Ladybower Innis a fantastic location to walk out to the White Peak

If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – The Old Hall Hotel

Additional information


June 13th – 14th 2020


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