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Bespoke Navigation Day

This is a bespoke day, designed to offer private instruction for you and your party.

Contact us and let us know of any previous experience and prior knowledge and we can create an itinerary to help you achieve your goals.

We can cover any of the following aspects and techniques:


  1. Planning Routes (resources, websites etc)
  2. Choosing a map
  3. Reading the map
  4. Understanding scales and symbols
  5. Navigate via linear features such as paths, walls and streams
  6. Develop hand railing techniques


  1. Basic contours
  2. Orientate the map
  3. 4 D's of navigation Measure distances
  4. Pacing
  5. Timings
  6. Introduction to the compass and its features


  1. Bearings and back bearings
  2. Intricate contour interpretation
  3. Night navigation
  4. Mountain Leader standard and refresher days

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified Mountain Leader (or higher award) affiliated with Mountain Training Association 
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction
  5. A private day, just you and your group

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Mid Layer

Insulation (spare warm top)

Hat & Gloves

Walking Boots

25-30L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water (minimum)

Personal Medication


Walking Poles

Lake District Mountaineering will provide all maps & compasses for the areas we use

If bringing your own compass, please bring a Silva Expedition 4


No experience necessary, we will teach you the basics of map reading and compass skills. This day is tailored for you and your party


We will send a full course itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£170 for adults

Mon, 11th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left
Tue, 12th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left
Wed, 13th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left



Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

We will be in touch regarding meeting locations and suitable venues for the day during the booking process. We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the course

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