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. 


Introduction to 'Night Navigation' - Peak District

Wednesday 21 December, Saturday 21 January

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.   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.

 

Meeting Up

Wednesday 21 December 2022 - Stanton Moor & the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, near Bakewell:  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.  

Saturday 21 January 2023 - Longshaw, near Grindleford & Hathersage: We'll meet at 5.30pm outside the Foxhouse Inn, Hathersage Road, Longshaw (Postcode: S11 7TY) for a briefing, finishing no later than 9-9.30pm.  

  

What to Bring

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.

 

Workshops cost £25 per person.  Please book and pay below. 

 

Wednesday December 21 2022, Saturday 21 January 2023.

£25.00

  • Fully booked

Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days' - Peak District

Saturday 22 April 2023 

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 - please do contact us  if you would like to discuss your requirements and availability).  

 

Sunday 27 November 2022. Saturday 22 April 2023

£55.00

  • Places available

Navigation 'Refresher Days' - Peak District

Sunday 26 February 2023

 

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 - please do contact us  if you would like to discuss your requirements and availability).   

 

 

Sunday 26 February 2023

£55.00

  • 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.