The Mountain navigation course is our intermediate navigation course.  Here we will give you the skills to explore hill and mountainous areas with complete confidence.


2 days.


Brecon Beacons, Peak district, the Lake District or North Wales.


1 person – £440.
2 people – £260 per person.
3 people – £220 per person.
4 people – £200 per person.
5 people – £180 per person.
6 people – £160 per person.


To suit your availability.


If you are unsure whether this to course is suitable for you. Please contact us – info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call 07775 853 348. We will be happy to help. Or visit our useful information section here.


Each day of our mountain navigation course we would introduce the topic of weather and how this may impact our route selection.


We will introduce contour lines, how to interpret these, and how these reference to the landscape around us. Looking at the different navigational strategies, how and when to use them.  We will also look at pacing, walking on bearings, and timings, and using these to navigate accurately.


We will be using the skills learnt on day one, and going on a journey.  Looking at putting into practice all of the navigational strategies learnt.  We will also briefly look at GPS, and how we can use this to help navigation, without being reliant on it.

By the end of the course you will feel confident and comfortable with the use of a map and compass. And be able to apply the right navigational strategy, depending on your surroundings.

If you are unsure whether the mountain navigation course is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@riseandsummit.co.uk or call us on 07775 853 348, and we would be happy to help.

An essential item for the course is a good compass.  Check out our review of the SILVA EXPEDITION COMPASS.


On the Mountain Navigation Course, we will cover the following areas:

  • Map reading
  • Understanding cartographic symbols
  • Interpreting contour lines and envisaging the terrain
  • Navigational strategies
  • Identifying features
  • Compass skills
  • Grid references
  • Estimating time & distance
  • Compass bearings

We will also be looking at:

  • Planning a journey
  • Basic weather forecasting and knowledge
  • Access and conservation
  • Possible use of a GPS (satellite-based navigation system)

An ideal course for anyone who wants to be self sufficient in the hills and mountains.  On the mountain navigation course we look at contour interpretation, estimating time and distance.   Which is useful in bad visibility, where the only reference point is the features of the land we walk over.  We look in more depth at the different navigational strategies, how and when to use them.


The course is 2 days, and is run in the Brecon Beacons, the Peak District, the Lake District or North Wales. Our client-to-instructor ratio does not exceed 6:1, so that we can give you our fullest attention.

All of our courses are tailored to suit your availability and experience, taking into account any individual needs and fitness levels.


Brecon Beacons, Peak district, the Lake District or North Wales.


We will discuss any specific kit requirements with you when you make a booking.


Some navigation experience required.  We will tailor this course to your requirements. We can also accommodate a range of fitness levels. If in doubt about whether the course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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PLEASE NOTE: Selection of dates is ‘preferred only’. We will only take payment once dates have been agreed. Upon agreement we will only then collect payment. Please contact us with any questions:

info@riseandsummit.co.uk | 07775 853 348.