Navigation Discovery Workshops

Registered National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower offer a range of workshops for novice, intermediate and more advanced navigators.  These workshops are not linked to a formal qualification and designed for those who want to learn about map reading, or simply practise and progress their skills. If you would like to undertake a formal qualification please visit our Navigation Award Courses page. 

 


Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days'

 

An easy introduction to maps for novices.  It's a relaxed, fun day where participants learn together and discover how to plan a route as we walk.

  • You will be in a small group of no more than five participants plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.
  • The price is £55 for the day. 
  • We advise you purchasing a compass, map and waterproof map case for the course and your future navigation - further advice on purchasing these items will be provided when you book.   We may be able to help if you have difficulties sourcing these items. 
  • Courses are held in the Peak District, usually starting from Edale, Hope or Hathersage.  Occasionally we may also start courses from Wirksworth, near Matlock.  Full details will be provided when you book.

 

Dates of the courses are as follows:

 

Wednesday 6 October, Wednesday 10 November, Saturday 27 November 2021. 

 

Please book and pay below, selecting the date that you require.

 

Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days'. Wednesday 6 October, Wednesday 10 November, Saturday 27 November.

£55.00

  • Places available

Introduction to Orienteering and Night Navigation - Wirksworth

This is an afternoon and evening navigation workshop.  It is ideal for those who have  some novice or intermediate map reading ability and want to take their skills further with an introduction to orienteering and night navigation.  The workshop takes place in Wirksworth, Derbyshire - you can take part in the afternoon or evening activity, or both: 

 

Afternoon Orienteering Activity

1.30pm - 5pm:  A navigation refresher briefing in a Wirksworth venue  (café with food and refreshments available), followed by a relaxed orienteering exercise nearby to warm up your skills.

 

Evening Night Navigation Activity 

5pm - 9pm:  We meet for a briefing in a local pub, cafe or chippy to fuel up before the evening night navigation session on Middleton Moor or Bonsall Moor nearby. 

 

Further Information 

 

  • You will be in a small group of no more than five participants plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.
  • The cost for both activities is £50 (£25 if you select only one of the two).  Meals/refreshments are available locally but not included in the cost. 
  • Please bring 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 confirm timings, activity and meeting place.

 

Dates of the course are as follows:

 

Saturday 13 November 2021.   

 

For further information about local accommodation please visit our Accommodation Page

 

For other open group walks available the same weekend, please visit our Open Groups Walk Page

 

Please book and pay below, selecting the activities you require. 

 

Introduction to Orienteering and Night Navigation - Wirksworth. Saturday 13 November

£50.00

  • Places available

Intermediate Night Navigation - Eyam

This is an evening navigation workshop for those with intermediate or more advanced map reading ability.  The workshop takes place near Eyam in the heart of the Peak District. As follows:

 

Activity 

5pm - 9pm:  Participants meet for a briefing in a local pub or cafe before taking part in the evening night navigation session on Eyam Moor, surrounding hills and Bretton Clough. 

 

Further Information 

 

  • You will be in a small group of no more than five participants plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.
  • The cost is £25.  Meals/refreshments are available locally but not included in the cost.
  • Please bring 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 confirm timings, activity and meeting place.

 

Dates of the course are as follows:

 

Saturday 27 November 2021. 

 

For further information about local accommodation please visit our Accommodation Page

 

For other open group walks available the same weekend, please visit our Open Groups Walk Page

 

Please book and pay below. 

 

Intermediate Night Navigation - Eyam. Saturday 27 November.

£25.00

  • Places available

One to One Navigation

 

This is a bespoke one to one training day 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.