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Explore Navigation Skills
Brecon Beacons Wales UK (1 Day)
Navigation Skills for Beginners & Refreshers

Explore Navigation Skills one day course in the Brecon Beacons is the ideal foundation to learn the fundamental map reading and compass navigation techniques required to start exploring the great outdoors.

Explore Navigation Skills is also the perfect refresher if you have previous experience and need to sharpen your knowledge and skills before venturing into more challenging terrain or training. The Explore Navigation Skills one day course is guided by a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader (ML) and held in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Bannau Brycheiniog, Wales.

What you will learn

Staying safe in the outdoors

Planning and preparation

Equipment selection and organisation

Route planning and records of intentions

Movement skills and route finding

Understanding the weather

Heat and cold illnesses

Choosing the right maps

Map scales, signs & symbols

The grid reference system

Choosing a compass

Grid, true north and magnetic variation

Setting the map

Relating the map to land, and land to map

Using linear features

Measuring timing and distance

Contours and reading between the lines

Taking and following a bearing

Navigation strategies

Using transit points and back bearings

Aiming off, boxes and attack points

Slope aspect and shape


Leaving no trace

Book Online

6:1 Guest to Guide Ratio.

9.00am to 4.30pm

Llanfrynach, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Available Dates

Spring - Summer 2024

11th May 2024 Brecon Beacons

25th May 2024 Brecon Beacons

8th June 2024 Brecon Beacons

22nd June 2024 Brecon Beacons

6th July 2024 Brecon Beacons

13th July 2024 Brecon Beacons

10th August 2024 Brecon Beacons

Accommodation Not Included

Where To Stay Llanfrynach Brecon Beacons


Camping Available On Request

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Map Reading & Navigation Skills Courses in the Brecon Beacons Wales UK TrailCraft Expeditions
Explore Navigation Course Brecon Beacons Wales UK TrailCraft
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