Navigation Discovery Workshops

Standing on Owler Tor, Peak District

Registered National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower offer a range of workshops for novice, intermediate and more advanced navigators in the Peak District.  These workshops are designed for those who want to learn about map reading, or simply practise and progress their skills.For courses with qualifications please visit our Navigation Award Courses page. 


Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days' - Peak District

Sunday 24 April, Sunday 5 June, Saturday 27 August 2022

 

An easy introduction to maps and map reading for novices with little or no experience of navigation:   

  • It's a relaxed, fun day where participants learn together and discover how to plan and follow a route as we walk
  • You will be in a small group of no more than five participants plus your tutor 
  • Courses are held in the Peak District, usually starting from Edale, Hope, Hathersage or Wirksworth areas 
  • We advise you purchasing a compass, map and waterproof map case for the workshop and your future navigation
  • Full details of location, timings, what to wear and bring with you will be provided when you book

 

Workshops cost £55 per person.  Please book and pay below. 

(Or you can book the workshop for an individual or small group as a private navigation day from £150 - just contact us to discuss your requirements and availability).  

 

Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days'. Sunday 24 April, Sunday 5 June, Saturday 27 August 2022

£55.00

  • Places available

Navigation 'Refresher Days' - Peak District

Saturday 19 February, Saturday 12 March, Saturday 10 September, Saturday 1 October 2022. 

 

Done some map reading but need to brush up? Or just wanting to build your confidence and further your skills?  This might be the workshop for you and ideal for someone who has done one of our 'Discovery Days' (above), NNAS Bronze Award, or is thinking of doing the NNAS Silver Award with us.

  • We'll refresh the 'five D's' of navigation (Destination, Direction, Distance, Duration and Detail), include compass work, contour interpretation, techniques such as 'aiming off', 'attack points', relocating and route planning.
  • You will be in a small group of no more than five participants plus your tutor 
  • Courses are held in the Peak District, usually starting from Edale, Hope or Hathersage
  • Please bring your compass, map and waterproof map case for the workshop
  • Full details of location, timings, what to wear and bring with you will be provided when you book

 

Workshops cost £55 per person.  Please book and pay below. 

(Or you can book the workshop for an individual or small group as a private navigation day from £150 - just contact us to discuss your requirements and availability).  

 

Navigation 'Refresher Days'. Saturday 19 February, Saturday 12 March, Saturday 10 September, Saturday 1 October 2022.

£55.00

  • Places available

Introduction to 'Night Navigation' - Stanton Moor, Peak District

Saturday 12 February 2022

 

Navigating at night is a great way to learn about route finding in poor visibility - it's both absorbing and fun, great for those who are improving their skills or are already at an intermediate or more advanced level.   The evening's entertainment begins in Birchover, close to Stanton Moor and the famous Nine Ladies Stone Circle which we'll visit along the route. 

 

  • We'll show you the skills as we walk devising a route and sharing knowledge in a relaxed and informal  group of no more than five participants plus your tutor
  • We'll meet at 5pm in the village of Birchover (outside the Red Lion Pub, Postcode DE4 2BN) for a briefing, finishing no later than 9pm.  
  • Please bring food or refreshments a compass, map, a waterproof map case and head torch with spare batteries.  Full details of this equipment, map required and clothing will be provided after you book, in advance of your workshop.   We will also re-confirm timings, activity and meeting place.

 

The workshop costs £25 per person.  Please book and pay below.

 

Introduction to 'Night Navigation' - Stanton Moor. Saturday 12 February 2022

£25.00

  • Places available

Private Navigation Workshops

 

These are bespoke workshops for an individual or small group, where we build the course according to your ability, learning wishes and needs. 

  • The price is £150 for the day. 

Being accredited National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel and Richard follows the scheme's professional code of conduct on their navigation courses.