Navigation Courses

1 day Map and Compass Navigation Courses, North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire. You will learn how navigate using a map and compass, with easy techniques, repeated so you understand and remember. Both, fun and practical. The locations are chosen to enable you to learn and practice new skills in land navigation. The days will last about 6 to 8 hours.
These Compass and Map Reading Courses are just the start of your navigation journey, they are the foundation, upon which you can build your knowledge and experience..

Grinton Moor - Basic Navigation Course. Blog image.

One Day Basic Navigation Course

  • Understanding map scale : 1:25,000 / 1:50,000 / 1:40,000
  • Map legend/symbols, what they mean.
  • Obtaining a grid reference. Grid lines.
  • Contours, how to interpret:- features & steepness
  • Using a compass, the various parts.
  • The difference between:- True North, Grid North & Magnetic North.
  • Setting the map with & without using a compass
  • Taking a bearing / back bearing.
  • Magnetic variation. 
  • Timing, pacing & Naismith’s rule
  • Access rights
  • Leave no trace

Great value, only £89 for one to one coaching. Discounts for Multiple users, a maximum of four persons to ensure safety & time spent with each trainee.

Compass bearing
What is the bearing?

One Day Advanced Navigation Course

  • Revision on the contents of the Basic Course
  • Decipher – what is on the map, to what is on the ground
  • More complex use of contours
  • Contours, how to interpret:- features & steepness
  • Slope aspect how to use.
  • Aiming off
  • Hand railing
  • Attack points
  • Way marks, when using a compass
  • Dog legging
  • Catcher points
  • Micro navigation – use and practice the above to enable you to locate position accurately, in night/reduced visibility.

Only £89 for one to one coaching.

Discounts for Multiple users, a maximum of four persons to ensure safety & time spent with each trainee.

Why you should use: - 'Map Skills - Moors & Dales'

  • It is an independent businesses, the instructor is the owner.
  • An experienced instructor. After the initial essential training, you will be navigating. Getting hands on, with help, you will be using a map & compass. Practical, you will learning, by repeating actions, so you remember.
  • Local, only using locations within the North York Moors & Yorkshire Dales.
  • No fixed locations, the courses can be run in any area, with “access land”. To allow for practicing & micro navigation.
  • Downloadable PDF booklet, pre read, prior to attending the course: – True, Magnetic & Grid North. How to give a grid reference. Magnetic variation/deviation. How to take a bearing map & compass
  • Free waterproof booklet, with essential information, issued to each client.

Testimonial - Atul S

“The session today was very informative and interesting. You are an excellent coach. Thank you very much”

Atul's Navigation lesson, Hole of Horcum. Blog page image.

Recently used locations:- 
Square Corner, near Osmotherley; Chop Gate, Hawnby, Leyburn, Grinton, Hole of Horcum & Stainforth.