Learn to Navigate in the Lake District

Mountain navigation is an often-overlooked skill. Confident navigation by map and compass is a skill that will prove essential at some point in any fell walker's time on the hill.

GPS navigation aids use batteries, and are often rendered unusable in extreme conditions. We will teach you the skills necessary to navigate yourself to where you want to be, whether it is the top of a mountain, back to your tent or the local pub! Our courses can be aimed at any level, from What is a map, to contour interpretation, and slope aspect.

What is it?

MobileAdventure offers practical instruction using an Ordnance Survey map [the type most widely available] and compass, and how to interpret the landscape around you. Even in the most appalling mountain conditions, our courses will equip you to pinpoint where you are, and plan a safe route out.

To ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the course, we only operate in very small teams [max of 6 clients per instructor] and will talk to you first to see what level of course will be most useful to you.

No matter what level of navigation we are teaching, these courses are a great way to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Lake District, whilst learning some vital mountaineering skills, which will definitely enhance your future walking experiences. A must for mountaineers, scramblers, aspirant mountain leaders and walking group leaders who wish to improve or learn from scratch.

Who teaches us?

All MobileAdventure navigation courses are delivered by experienced Mountain Leader Award holders who also hold the NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) tutor award, and the course content is derived from the Mountain Leader Training Board syllabuses, which ensures that our courses achieve an extremely high standard, as we are not tied to a set syllabuses, we can teach the parts most relevant to your walking aims.


Typical Itinerary


Meet up at carpark and introductions.


Quick recap of the basics, iron out any issues.


Start our walk, introducing the skills required to pin point your location on the map.


Planning the next section / how NOT to get lost!


Lunch break


Leaving the paths behind, and trusting the map.


We’re lost! What to do?!


Back down and home

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