A small group of walkers descending the South Ridge, Mount Snowdon

Courses based at Glyn Peris

for small groups of 4 - 6 people.

Navigation course

Learn a new skill or expand your knowledge of using a map and compass to help stay safe and get the most from your walks.

Beginners course - 2 days

Ratio - 1:4 max, 1:2 min
Price - £75.00 per person per day (price includes pack lunch for Glyn Peris Guest House residents)
Personal one-to-one tuition - £150.00 per day

This is an ideal course for those who want to learn basic navigation skills that will enable them to feel confident and safe when heading into the mountains.

After an introductory indoor briefing the majority of the course will be out on the mountain.

All our instructors are fully qualified mountain leaders with extensive experience in the outdoors.

What the course covers

Map interpretation and best use of -
Two people studying a map during a navigation course in Snowdonia Conventional signs
Choosing the right OS map for your area
Interpreting the map
Relating keys to your map.

Grid references -
Why they are important and how to relate them to your map

Compasses and how to use them properly -
Taking a bearing and following it
Reading the map and contour interpretation
Techniques for getting from A-B
Relocation techniques