Path2Peaks Navigation Courses

Learn the Art of Navigation

Navigation Practice in the Peak District National Park – we will take you off the beaten track, this is a practical and fun way to learn the art of navigation. Our hands on one or two full day courses are based in the Dark Peak area, which is a perfect place to practice navigational skills. Select from our Bronze, Silver or Gold packages. These courses make a fantastic gift for someone who loves the great outdoors and would like to improve their skills and confidence – encouraging them to create their own safe adventures.

Prices include a qualified and insured Mountain Leader with a Wilderness First Aid Certification


  • 1 day Course
  • Grid Reference
  • Handrails
  • Estimate Distances
  • Double Pacing
  • Reading the land
  • Orientating the Map
  • Map Symbols


  • 2 day Course
  • Set a Compass Bearing
  • Measure Distances Acurately
  • Estimate time for Height
  • Identify Contours
  • Identify Appropriate Routes
  • Locate Attack Points


  • 2 day Course, 1 night camping + Night Navigation
  • Use Landform Features
  • Intricate Contour Details
  • Timing, Pacing and Distance
  • Appropriate Strategy for a Navigational Leg
  • Back Bearings

Course Dates 2019

Contact us for more information, or  to organise a tailor-made course to suit your needs and availability.,


Saturday 23rd February 

Saturday 23rd March 

Saturday 20th April 



Saturday and Sunday  25th-26th May

Saturday and Sunday 22nd -23rd June 

Saturday and Sunday 13th – 14th July



Saturday and Sunday 27th -28th July 

Saturday and Sunday 30th – 31st August 

Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September 


What you will learn

Gain the confidence needed to successfully plan your own navigationally challenging walks, or refresh rusty techniques.


  • Setting the map
  • Interpreting contours
  • Key Symbols
  • How to use the compass
  • Navigating in poor or limited visability
  • Estimating distances using pacing and timings
  • Plan and follow routes across featureless terrain
  • What to do if you think you are lost

Who are they for?

Our courses are perfect for complete novices, seasoned walkers or those wishing to do their HML or ML training. It will give you the confidence needed to devise your own routes.

  • Individuals preparing for a National Body Qualification
  • Team Building Events
  • Novices
  • Seasoned Walkers
  • Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers
  • People Preparing for a Long Distance Trek
  • Hill and Mountain Lovers
  • Duke of Edinburgh Practice
  • People who love the Great Outdoors

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