Navigation is one of, if not the, most important skill involved in enjoying the outdoors. Whether you’re venturing out on foot, bike or boat, becoming lost can quickly become a very serious problem, magnified by the changeable weather we experience in the UK.
Our navigation courses tend to focus on skills for walkers, as these tend to be the most popular and most techniques are universal and can be equally well applied to different environments. However, if you have particular requirements, these can normally be catered for.
We are registered providers with the National Navigation Award Scheme at Bronze and Silver levels (as well as the Young Navigator Star Award), but are happy to tailor training to your personal needs and objectives. Just let us know what you're wanting out of the course, and we'll try to work it into the programme.
Our standard navigation courses are two days in duration. However, if this doesn't fit with your needs, do get in touch and we can explore a way of delivering the content you need in a suitable way.
Over the years, we have used a number of venues for navigation training and practice, and learnt the benefits of each area. Consequently, we tend not to stick to a set area for our navigation courses, but try to select the venues that best match the demands of each individual course and the needs of those on it.
Areas that we oftern use include the Shropshire Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Breidden Hills, the Berwyns, Haughmond Hill, Nesscliffe Hill Country Park, Llanymynech, Glyn Ceiriog and the Snowdonia National Park. Between them, these provide us with a wide range of environments that require different levels of navigational ability, enabling us to focus on what's important for your development.