Nav Taster Day – Peak District – Dark Peak


Navigation taster day courses are Saturdays and cost £90.00 (course only) –

The Navigation taster day is ideal if you just want to the basics of map and compass work in a single day trip.

Choose a course date to suit you:

Categories: , SKU: Nav-TD-PD-DP


Course Description

You want to learn

  • Map reading – One day taster introduction to navigation
  • Easy navigation principles and basic tools and techniques including scale, time, distance, direction, contours
  • Map types, orienting a map, basic map reading, using features, contours, grid references and navigating using a map
  • How to use a Compass fundamentals and basic usage, how to take and follow a bearing
  • How to plan a trip, choose a route and move safely within your abilities
  • Emergency procedures and what to do in an emergency.


The beautiful Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and is the site of the first mass trespass in 1932, opening up the hills for everyone as the start of the right to roam. So it really is the birth of hill walking in the UK!

Its 555 square miles is split to the north by the stunning Dark Peak, and to the south to the gentler, rolling and lower White Peak.

The Dark Peak is ideal for navigation training. Famous areas such as Bleaklow and Kinder Scout offer everything from gentle terrain and easy paths like the Pennine Way, to striking rock features and aircraft wrecks to find, up to large expanses of featureless moor for advanced courses, so your instructor can really help you hone your micro navigation. From gritstone crags, to reservoirs and wide cloughs and grouphs, the Dark Peak provides you a fantastic mix of terrain upon which to learn navigation at all levels, and right where it all started!


Windy Harbour Farm Hotel

You can drive to and from a taster navigation course and there’s no need to stay over, unless you want to enjoy the area after your course. Courses start and end at The Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, situated in a rural location just outside Glossop, in Derbyshire. With views over the Woodhead and Longdendale we are in an unrivalled position on the edge of the Peak District. Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, in Glossop, is a family owned business offering a warm welcome, home cooked food and a well stocked bar often serving speciality cask ales.

Our twin and double rooms, all en-suite, are each individually furnished.

When booking simply quote “Ultimate Navigation School” for a special room rate.

This hotel is where the course will start from and end at each day, so is an ideal location.

Map – The Windy Harbour is ideally suited to walk out onto Bleaklow and the Dark Peak

If our recommended hotel is full, we suggest an alternative hotel close by for you – Wind in the Willows

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MAY 25th 2019


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