Mountain Navigation
Silva compass, Mountain navigation courses in Wales

High Trek's Navigation courses are structured with two goals in mind. We want you to go home feeling that you've not only mastered the mysteries of mountain navigation but you've also had a splendid hill-walking break.

Theory and Practice 
Night Navigation 
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Dates & Prices 
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Ordnance survey maps, Mountain courses in wales 

Theory and Practice
Apart from a couple of hours' theory at the start, the whole course will be conducted out on the hills. Over the three days we'll cover most aspects of map reading (scales, symbols and contour lines) as well as route planning and route finding. 
We'll teach you how to use your compass and romer and give you plenty of practise at taking bearings, estimating distances and other tricks of the trade. 
We provide GPS units, or you are welcome to bring your own GPS along, as their use will be covered, together with how they fit in with today's navigation.
Night Navigation 
Night navigation exercise in the mountains of walesWe'll also offer the option of a night navigation exercise to let you practise your new found skills. But we never forget it's your holiday too and there'll be plenty of time to take photographs, enjoy the spectacular views or simply to relish the fresh air and freedom of the mountains. 


Dates and Prices

We will not be offering scheduled catered courses this year but Ian is available for guiding and instruction. 

Cost is ?160 per day for up to 2 people, ?20 extra per person beyond that, for instruction and  equipment (apart from boot hire)

If you prefer to keep the cost down and be in a ready made group let Ian know your dates and we will try to team you up with others.

We can also offer self catered accommodation to those on our courses in either the house or barn see www.snowdonia-cottage.co.uk


Other Relevant Links:
Navigation course outline
How to set a compass
Current course photo's

Latest Navigation Photos

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Revised: April 02, 2012
High Trek Snowdonia
Tal y Waen

LL55 3NA
Tel:01286 871232
Email mail@hightrek.co.uk