Complete Navigation Skills
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Complete Navigation Skills

  • Hike
  • Intermediate
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Overview

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

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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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.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

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.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

Improve your navigational confidence with our expert team, and give yourself the skills to safely travel off the beaten track.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Spaces available
Cost*
Course Start Date
6th August, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
3
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
27th August, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
10th September, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
4
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
17th September, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
4
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
3rd October, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
10th December, 2022
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
18th February, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
23rd February, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00
Course Start Date
25th March, 2023
Duration
2 Days
Spaces available
6
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£241.00
Residential:
£343.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

A MORE CONFIDENT AND COMPETENT NAVIGATOR IN THE HILLS, READY TO TAKE ON MORE AMBITIOUS JOURNEYS.

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