Navigation course

“is it you everyone looks to for navigating?  gain the confidence to navigate in poor visibility off paths!!!

Excellent! Great communication before and after the event, well looked after and made to feel welcome. I would thoroughly recommend Climb365 to anyone looking at doing anything in the mountains!


Navigation course

Why should I do this navigation course?

You love being out in the mountains hill walking but are not happy to leave the path. You want to gain confidence using a map and compass and walking in the mist or at night.

What does this course cover?

Navigation confidence course is a 2-day course teaching you many-core navigation skills including:

contour interpretation- reading the map and matching it to the ground, including macro and micro navigation.

using a compass to take a bearing from the map and on the ground.

measuring distance travelled using both pacing and timing.

relocation skills

strategies to navigate at night and in the mist.

Who else will be on the course?

The course will be run on a maximum of 1 instructor to 6 client ratio.

What do I need to have done before?

You should be hill fit and happy to spend a day in the fells walking. No other experience is needed.

This course is aimed at people who want to learn how to use a map and navigate confidently around the mountains.

We also focus on the skills you’ll need when the visibility is poor and or dark.

We will teach you lots of skills and get you practising lots and of course have a great time walking around the mountains.


In the past, we have offered set course dates but have generally found that clients prefer dates that suit their diary.
Responding to this, we now offer this course on any 2 consecutive days to suit both your and our availability.

If you have the choice weekdays are quieter in the hills but many clients have busy lives and weekends suit.


We deliver this 2-day course for up to six people per guide.

£420 for 1:1
£460 for 1:2
£500 for 1:3
£600 for 1:4, 1:5 and 1:6

The kit we provide.

We provide instructor safety kits like shelter and instructor first aid kit

What do I need to bring?

You will need a packed lunch, waterproofs, spare jumper, walking boots or similar and rucksack.

You will need a good quality compass with a magnifying glass built-in and ideally one with a roma scale. e.g. silva type 4.

You will also need a map per person. We suggest either and an OS 1:25 SW lakes and/or a 1:40 Harveys map of the Lake District.

We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.

If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the booking date, please call us so that we can process your booking on the phone. This will ensure you don’t miss out and can have a great time on the activity.

If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.