Introduction to Navigation (Brecon Beacons)

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Introduction to Navigation

If you are searching for a course which gives you a sound basis in practical navigational skills, as well as the theory to back it up, then this is the course for you. It has been designed for the beginner who wishes to master the basic skills needed to navigate confidently in the mountains.


Please call 0800 014 8657, email or use the enquiry button to get further details on this activity.

Courses available on request, 3 days from £260.00

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"I strongly recommend this course and wish I had attended years ago. It will improve my enjoyment and more importantly my safety when out walking either on my own or with my wife."

Mark T, Hereford

What you will need

See our Equipment and Packing list  for advice on what you need to bring for this activity.

Accommodation and Transport

See our Accommodation and Transport page for advice on options available.


  • Use of map (Conventional signs, Grid references, Scale).

  • Compass (Bearings, map to compass and compass to map).

  • Practical Contour interpretation.

  • Measuring distance.

  • Relocation methods.

  • Estimating Paces.

  • Estimating Time.

There will be a little classroom work and some evening lectures, however the majority of the instruction will be held outdoors with as much practical application as time and weather permit.

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