Course duration - 1 Day
Course Ratio - 1:4
Cost - £ 50 per person
Location - Peak District

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Who is the course aimed at?
This one day navigation course is ideal for the beginner or somebody looking to re-visit the basics of how to use a map and compass. You won’t need any previous experience and the small group sizes will ensure you get a more personal learning experience.

What will we cover?
Learning how to use a map and compass is the primary skill you need to explore the hills and mountains safely. During this 1 day course we will aim to teach you all the basics of navigation and how to move around the outdoors with more confidence. This is a practical course so please expect to be outside no matter what the weather. Maps and compasses are available on request and kit list and all details of the course will be sent out when you make book a place.

What’s covered -
Maps (Scales, features and symbols)
Elevation and how contours work
Using the compass
Measuring distance
Equipment and clothing
Weather and the environment.
Dates and Cost
Please scroll down to view all my course dates and the cost. Private Sessions can be arranged so please contact me for prices and dates.

For More information contact me at or direct message me on Facebook. I aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours, however I can be out in the hills with no signal and will contact you on my return.
Private Guiding
Cant find what your looking for? Why not hire me for the day. I can offer guided mountain walks, climbing and scrambling days on a date to suit you. Get in touch

About Matt

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Sunday 15th April - Edale, Peak District       - £50 per person

Sunday 20th May - Castleton, Peak District  - £ 50 per person

Sunday November 11th   - Edale, Peak District - £50 per person

How to make a booking

You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.

If you would like to request more information or pay by bank transfer simply email me with details of the Course and Date you are interested in. I will repond with all requested details and payment details. 


Sam - Navigation Course 2016
"Had a great day out with Matt revisiting some nav. We covered all the basics, building on the areas I was already familiar with - a very well thought out day and really appreciated Matt's flexible approach to teaching. Looking forward to getting out and practising!
Thanks for a fab day "

Becky - Peaks Navigation Course 2017
I had a great day out with Matt navigating around the Peak District. Matt is really knowledgeable, patient and a great instructor. I got so much out of the day and can't wait to book up another day. Highly recommended!

Tom - Navigation Course 2016
"Matt is a great instructor and would reccomend him to anybody. His instruction was top class and very relaxed, ive learned alot and will be booking onto another one of his courses."


Ive never used a map or compass, will this course be ok for me?
This course is designed for beginners and people with little or no experience of reading maps or using compasses. We follow a structured approach through the day and all my clients see an improvement in their navigation by the end of the session.

I’m not very fit, how far do we walk?
The course aim is to teach you navigation skills not push your physical limits. We normally walk around 10 km during the day and have plenty of breaks and stops.

Do you provide equipment?
I can provide maps on request but would always recommend buying your own map and Silva Type 4 Compass. For the day you will only require normal hiking gear and waterproofs. A full kit list is sent to you when you book onto the course.