• Different maps and scales

  • Map orientation to the ground

  • Map features

  • Contours

  • Measuring distance on the map and on the ground

  • Route planning

  • Introduce compass skills

  • Hazard awareness

  • Safety on the hill

Our 1-day introduction to navigation courses (ran on a ratio of 1:6) take place in the Peak District and targets keen outdoor enthusiasts who wish to learn basic hill navigation skills to become self-sufficient in the outdoors.

Like all Summit Mountain Skills courses, This course is run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is very much tailored to fit your individual needs and abilities.

By the end of the day, we aim to have sent you away with a new set of navigational skills, in order to help you further develop your navigation skills

A detailed equipment list will be provided upon booking, as will all relevant maps required for the course.


Channel your passion for the great outdoors with our introductory course that’s been created for beginners and can be tailored to your needs.

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About Summit Mountain Skills

To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.

Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.

I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.

My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.

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