Navigation in the Lake District

If you’re used to walking with groups or in lowlands and you want to progress to the next level then the best thing is to take a navigation course. There are courses for everyone, from complete beginners to those with prior knowledge, with lengths from one to two days.
All course are instructed by mountain professionals with extensive experience leading groups and navigating in the mountains. If you are getting to the stage where you’d like to walk by yourself, with your family, or even leading a group, then navigating well is the first step.
Most providers will supply you with a map and compass for the duration of the course, but you will be expected to have the necessary outdoor equipment such as boots and waterproof clothes. For more information, please see our providers below.

Navigation courses in the Lakes with :

The Lakes Mountaineer Tel: 07903 456136 email: [email protected]
Learn to navigate whilst on a day walk with The Lakes Mountaineer whatever your level – from novice to experienced hill walker. Alternatively, join us on a National Navigation Award Scheme course; The Lakes Mountaineer offers Bronze and Silver award courses, aimed at building you up from absolute novice. Each NNAS course is two days with an assessment element towards the end. Find out more at

Mountain Journeys Tel : 07971 622616 / 015394 31806 Email here
A fundamental skill for any hill walker. It doesn’t take long to learn and with the tips & tricks we show you, you’ll be navigating like a pro’ in no time. We can also include a ‘night navigation’ element to these courses, or for confident daytime navigators we can arrange a dedicated night navigation course. Website :
West Lakes Adventure Tel : 019467 23753 / 07837 099 525 Email here
Learn new skills whilst spending time in the mountains. Our experienced instructors can help you build your skill levels and confidence by coaching you in aspects of mountaineering. Navigation using map & compass, poor weather & night navigation, route finding on steep ground, mountain safety & emergency procedures & emergency rope work.

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