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Course duration - 1 Day
Course Ratio - 1:4
Cost - £ 50 per person
Location - Peak District

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This course is aimed at people who have little or no map reading skills and want to become more independent in the outdoors. During the day we will look at map features, how to navigate using just the map and compass skills. The day will take in one of the many fantastic walks that the Peaks has to offer with no pressure and lots of learning throughout the day. 

Bookings can be made by clicking the dates below or emailing me

About Matt

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Sunday 15th April - Edale, Peak District       - £50 per person

Sunday 20th May - Castleton, Peak District  - £ 50 per person

Tuesday 7th August - Castleton, Peak District  - £ 50 per person

How to make a booking

You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.

If you would like to request more information or pay by bank transfer simply email me with details of the Course and Date you are interested in. I will repond with all requested details and payment details. 


Sam - Navigation Course 2016
"Had a great day out with Matt revisiting some nav. We covered all the basics, building on the areas I was already familiar with - a very well thought out day and really appreciated Matt's flexible approach to teaching. Looking forward to getting out and practising!
Thanks for a fab day "

Becky - Peaks Navigation Course 2017
I had a great day out with Matt navigating around the Peak District. Matt is really knowledgeable, patient and a great instructor. I got so much out of the day and can't wait to book up another day. Highly recommended!

Tom - Navigation Course 2016
"Matt is a great instructor and would reccomend him to anybody. His instruction was top class and very relaxed, ive learned alot and will be booking onto another one of his courses."


Ive never used a map or compass, will this course be ok for me?
This course is designed for beginners and people with little or no experience of reading maps or using compasses. We follow a structured approach through the day and all my clients see an improvement in their navigation by the end of the session.

I’m not very fit, how far do we walk?
The course aim is to teach you navigation skills not push your physical limits. We normally walk around 10 km during the day and have plenty of breaks and stops.

Do you provide equipment?
I can provide maps on request but would always recommend buying your own map and Silva Type 4 Compass. For the day you will only require normal hiking gear and waterproofs. A full kit list is sent to you when you book onto the course.