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Navigation and Hill Skill Training Courses

Basic and Advanced Navigation Courses, from total beginner, refresher or expert, held in the Peak District

Having run Navigation and Hillskills Courses for a number of years now we believe we have a winning formula.

The of Basic Navigation course is aimed at those with little or no experience of map and compass work and has also proved popular with those who are not confident of their skills.

Navigation courses held by Everything Outdoors in the Peak District

Discover how contours can be read to give a wealth of information. Master the skills involved in using map and compass. Find out why people get lost and what to do about it if you do.

Course Content

Map options and scales

Map setting

Relating the map to the ground and the ground to the map.


Grid references

Route choice techniques

Hand railing

Aiming off

Catching features

The 5D’s (the secret to all navigation)

Target points

Compass work

Pacing and judging distances

Traffic light navigation

Attack point

using an attack point

A talk on Mountain Safety- Hill skills and Mountain Rescue usually follows at the debrief over tea and biscuits.

The courses are run in the Peak District, some group courses are based at Woodhead Mountain Rescue teams new training facility the Woodhead Barn which is located on the edge of the Peak District, with Bleaklow on our doorstep and if you can navigate here you can navigate anywhere.

The cost is £50 PP for the group course.
Private courses are available at any time, prices on request depending on numbers but start at £130 for up to 2 people for the day.

Check out my Navigation tips page

We work on a tried and trusted 4:1 ration, Participants meet for tea and biscuits at 8.45 for a 9.00am start. Courses finish between 5.00 and 6.00pm.

Read what others thought about our courses.

I’m also a trainer and assessor for the
National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)
I will be putting on Bronze and Silver courses in the next few weeks.


Map and compass work on Bleaklow
Using a map and compass to relocate

Dates for next Navigation and Hill Skill courses

Night Navigation Courses in the Peak District

For those who are happy navigating in daylight and want to add to their skills.
This is run in the peak but can be done as part of a weekend trip in any suitable area.

Night Navigation courses start in the new year. I plan to run them every second Thursday in the month. I’ve three routes planned dependent on the weather they will run through till April.

Duration 3 hours. Instructor ratio no more than 4:1
Price £30 per person

Private lessons are also available tailored to your needs and location. Price on request

Guide runs/walks over the hills can be arranged and have proved a popular with those who want aprivate lesson.


Night running & navigation courses in the Peak district

Night running with a head torch

Please get in contact for further details at


Ian 07733266595