Navigation Training

Want to learn how to use a map and compass properly?


Is your lack of confidence with navigation stopping you entering races or getting out and exploring your local trails and discovering the hidden gems in your area?


Do you want to at least be more confident being out on your own and be able to run in strange places, such as on holiday, without worrying about getting lost?


If you answer yes to any of these then perhaps our Basic Navigation Training day is for you.


If you require more advanced training, please see below for information on our running navigation weekends.


Basic navigation training day


We are not going to teach you how to navigate across the Bolivian jungle - but simply teach you a few basics skills to help you be more comfortable on trails and follow a route on a map such as you need to in some trail races including some of ours.


It is a 1 day course - 50% classroom based and 50% practical out on local trails.


Course schedule


9am meet and introductions

9:15 start classroom lessons

        Basic compass instruction

        Basic map symbols/understanding

        Basic grid reference instruction.


        Basic map/compass orientaion

        Contours/Distance calculation

        Tick features/handrails/Catching features

11am Buffet lunch

11:30 Q & A confirmation of learning

          Grid reference


          Running and navigation


12:30 Practical sesion on local paths to include:

          Each runner in the group taking a section of the route

          Specific points on the map to be found and located by students

          Run/walk for 2-3 hours depending on group ability and numbers

          Advice and discussion whilst carrying out practical skills

3-4pm Final feedback and discussion back at the tea rooms before finish.


The course cost is £50 per person and this includes refreshments (tea, coffee, squash, biscuits) but you will need a packed lunch.


Students will be provided with copies of all training notes and teaching aids for future reference. Students will be loaned maps and compasses for the day.


We will run on local trails and footpaths to practice.


We have dates available throughout the year, with regular courses. Each course is held for a maximum of 6 students at a time so we can spend quality teaching time with you.


Please view the entry links below to book online.


Unfortunately there is no refund for unused bookings or cancellations at short notice.

We will only refund if we can fill your booking slot and will still take a £10 admin fee as we incur costs in refunding back onto cards.

2016 Courses                               Places limited to 6 per course only

2016 dates to TBC

1 to 1 or Small Groups - Navigation Training


We can do bespoke 1 - 1 training or training with small groups, we can even target specific needs such as Maps, GPS or Watch based navigation skills.


We charge a daily rate based on numbers and required tuition and location, we will travel anywhere to carry out courses.

Ideal if you feel more tailored input would be useful.


To enquire about our navigation courses, please contact

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