Complete Navigation Skills

Build and develop your navigational skills and give yourself the confidence to explore scenic hills and majestic mountains.


Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio1:6

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

2 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:6

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Overview

Over the two days, our expert, highly-qualified instructors will cover all aspects of navigation with you, and leave you feeling ready to explore on your own and with friends. You’ll learn how to find your way in good weather and bad, in daylight and in the middle of the night. The majority of your learning will take place out in the stunning hills and mountains of Snowdonia, making the most of the beautifully varied terrain to help develop your knowledge and skills.

The Objectives 

You’ll develop and improve your navigational skills, whatever your level of experience, and come away feeling confident to navigate the hills and mountains by day and by night, in good weather and bad. You’ll come away itching to plan your next trip, armed with all the navigation skills for a great day out.

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What to Expect

Two days out in the hills and mountains, learning how to navigate proficiently. We’ll cover the use of a map and compass and their features, and cover concepts including pacing, bearings, contours and tick-off features and more. Everything you learn will help you build a toolkit for planning your own journeys in some incredible places.

Experience Required

You should have a taste for summer hillwalking but are looking to develop your confidence navigating on your own or as part of a group.

How Should I Prepare?

A good general level of fitness will help you get the most out of this course, but your instructor will always ensure the pace of the group is set so that everyone is getting the most out of their training.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.