The ability to navigate when out on a walk is an essential safety skill. Whether on a mountain, bridleway, footpath or Moor, the ability to know where you have been, where you are and where you are going is fundamental.

Join SAAIGOutdoors on this refresher course. If you have learnt to navigate before, but aren’t too sure anymore, then this course is for you. We will take you through the basics again, allowing you to navigate on marked paths, footpaths, tracks, Dales and Mountains alike. This course is also good for those with little or no experience of navigating with a map and compass.

EVENT DATES Contact Us for Dates to suit your needs
LOCATION Ingleton –  SAAIGOutdoors HQ
END TIME Approximately 13:00 PM
EVENT CONTENT Basic Navigation Skills – Map scales, rights of way, compass fundamentals, distance and direction gauging. Timing and pacing. Map orientation, bearings and lots more.
Route Planning, hazards and the avoidance of.
KIT LIST TYPE Walking Kit List – Download PDF
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Food/Packed Lunch
Kit List (From above detail)
WHAT WE PROVIDE Suitable Compass and Maps
Personal  Equipment
Lunch and Evening Meals
PRE REQUISITES A General level of fitness
Ability to walk for 4 hrs carrying a small rucksack




08:45-09:00 Arrive

Meet at SAAIGOutdoors HQ, We will equip you with the gear you need for the day and head to a local venue for the day.

09:15-13:00 Navigation

You will refine your understanding and hone the techniques required to develop a better understanding of navigation strategy – Distance, Direction, Check off and Overshoot.  Practice measuring distances using timing and pacing. Hone your technique for following a bearing in poor visibility, improve your route-finding and route planning skills – using natural features and hazard avoidance.

13:00-13:30 Relax

Back to base, for a cuppa, chat, review and relax.