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Navigation Training and Map Reading Lessons

We offer a wide range of map reading and navigation training courses for individuals, groups and competition teams, delivered by experienced instructors. Each course will be tailored to meet your experience and objectives, will build on existing navigation skills and create a more competent and confident navigators.
 
Our courses are often based in the Brecon Beacons National Park where our instructors have an intimate knowledge of the terrain and most suitable learning environments. Our flexible approach allows us to deliver navigation training at a location to suit you, whether this be South Wales, or Snowdonia in the North, or any other location across the UK.

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One Day Introductory Course - £70
Our basic course, starting with a brief theory session then heading out on to the hill to put these tools and tactics into practice. By then end of the day you should be using a map and compass with ease.

Our next courses are running on 20th January, 17th February, 17th March 2018. Get in touch to find out more. Book now

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One Day Improvers Course - £75
For those who already have a good foundation of skills or have been on our Intrductory course, and want to be able to apply the skills confidently and consistently. This day is spent outdoors focussing on Navigation in difficult Hill, Mountain and Wild terrains.

Our next course is running on any date you choose. Get in touch to find out more.Book now

Two Day Course - £140clearbar
Our comprehensive course allows for half a day to be spent indoors learning the theory that can be hard to grasp when battling the elements on the hill. We can then head out to put it all into practice, progressively moving on to more challenging terrain where advanced navigational strategies are required.

The second day is spent entirely on the hill, practicing the tools and techniques needed for efficient navigation, and building on these skills. The 2 day course can be combined with a night navigation session (see below) for a complete mountain navigation education.

By the end of day two you should be ready to head out independently, safe in the knowledge of your own skill.

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Night Navigation
In poor visibility, like at night or in fog, your navigational approach needs to change. You can no longer rely on features that you can see in the distance, instead you must rely more on tools like timing, pacing, bearings and using a solid strategy. This session will develop your micro-nav skills and make you more confident at navigating in adverse conditions.

Our next course is running on any date you choose. Get in touch to find out more.Book now

This evening course simulates navigation in mist or fog by being out in the dark.  It will be a memorable experience as the route will take us to several high points that provide spectacular views of the fireworks from Swansea

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Orienteering
Orienteering is the sport of navigation, finding your way over a selected course using just a map and compass. We have access to many fixed courses across the South Wales area, as well as being able to develop and install one off or permanent orienteering courses at a location of your choice.  

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Bespoke Training Courses

We deliver specialist navigation training to a variety of groups who look for high quality skills development from professionals. These include:

Military personnel – Those looking to improve their navigation techniques and add to skills taught by military. Useful before selection assessments.

Event preparation – If you’re entering an orienteering or other navigation event then we can deliver specific training to help improve your skills and make you more prepared for what lies ahead.

OMM – The Original Mountain Marathon is a test of orienteering skill in extreme conditions. Competitors require great fitness, as well and mountain knowledge and excellent navigation skills. If you’re thinking of competing then we can help with your navigation and the mountain skills needed to make your race safer, faster and more fun.

Instructor training – Our staff are involved with the training and assessing of qualifications like the Mountain Leader Award. We have helped many candidates improve their navigation and move one step close to becoming a qualified instructor. Mountain navigation is a key element of the assessment process and is the area where most candidates deferred. Make sure that you’re properly prepared, learn from our experience and make your assessment just another enjoyable trip to the hills.

Young People – We are often asked by schools and youth groups for navigation training to prepare their young people for Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) and scouting expeditions. We can deliver training to any age group and from the basics of a map to advanced strategy in remote terrain.

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