1 Day Course
"Goodbye getting lost and hello new adventures
If you want to learn how to navigate or improve your skills in navigation around our country's beautiful landscapes, we can help. We will teach you map and compass skills, pacing and timing techniques, as well as other essential skills to get you from A to B.
What you'll learn...
- Map scales
- Grid systems and features
- Compass skills
- Route planning
- Pacing and timings
- Equipment selection
Who's it for?
For those who want to learn basic navigation skills to keep themselves safe whilst hiking or to further some navigation knowledge. No previous experience needed.
A kit list will be provided prior to starting the course.
Here we will brief you on the days activity whilst having a free brew and biscuit. From here we will set off into the hills for an exciting days learning. We sometimes we use areas further away from our centre so you can get the most out of your course, therefore some transport is advantageous. However if you are struggling for transport please let us know so we can arrange some for you. We aim to be finished around 4:30pm.
How to book:
To book its super simple, we have 'Open Courses' which run regularly throughout the year on set dates. Just select which date works for you and book online below.
If these dates don't suit, then you can simply add a new 'Open Course' to be run on a date which suits you better! This will become a new 'Open Course' and will populate a new date on to our 'open course' list and others can join in.
If you'd rather have us all to yourself, select 'Book Privately' and we will run this course completely private and bespoke to you, on the date you request. We simply add a small 'private booking fee' (£40) and need a minimum of 2 people to book.
Any questions at all please don't hestitate to Contact us
We are based in Upper Hulme in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands area of the west side of the Peak District. The medieval market town of Leek is no further than a 5min drive down the road and has plenty of super markets, pubs and shops to explore. 20 mins in the other direction and you arrive in the historical town of Buxton again full of shops, museums, cinema and a theatre.
If you're struggling to find somewhere to lay your head after a busy day out on the rock, we can recommend these places to get you started. All are within walking distance of our centre and are set in stunning locations.
Hen Cloud Campsite - http://www.roachestearooms.co.uk/camping.html
Hazel Barrow Campsite - https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=14236
Field house cottage - https://www.fhcottagepeakdistrict.co.uk/
Roaches bunk house - https://www.roachesbunkhouse.com/thebunkhouse
Leek Apartments - https://holidayhomes-staffordshire.co.uk/
Rudyard Luxury Lodges - https://luxurylodgestays.co.uk/locations/peak-district/
Yes! We we have loads of maps and compasses you can use and also sell them in our Shop. We are ahppy to supply you relevant materials for your course however can't supply water proofs and walking boots etc. We will email a comprehensive kit list to you prior to starting.
Add a new 'open course' date
Add your own open course! Select the date you'd like a course to run and this will create a new course above so other can join in.BOOK NOW
Instructors and insurance
All our staff are qualified and assessed by the Mountain Training Association and have years of coaching and instructing experience and all participants are covered for all activities via our public liability insurance.
Gift cards / Course bundles
Our Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a birthday, Christmas and any other special occasion!
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