Intermediate Navigation

Giving you the skills to navigate in the hills and mountains

Date Duration Cost Bookings
TBC 1 Day £40 Taking Bookings

You’ve learnt the basics, put it into practice on a few walks, and you’re ready to take your navigational skills to the next level.  This practical course will teach you to be more self sufficient on the hills.

We run courses from a single day to a full week in all areas of the UK.

Building on the basics of navigation, we start to look at more complex navigational aids. We cover;

  • Contour interpretation
  • Timing and pacing
  • Bearing and relocation techniques

We will provide;

  • A fully qualified Summer Mountain Leader as a minimum
  • Full day itinerary based on the groups experience, fitness and objectives
  • Kit list

£40 per person with a minimum of 4 people for the course to run. Please note that prices are for instruction and guiding only and do not include accommodation, transport and meal costs. We can provide recommendations for accommodation if required.

Why book with us?
RockRiver Expeditions are a family run company who pride themselves in delivering the best adventurous experience to one and all. We believe in a client centred approach to experiential learning in a friendly and approachable manner, working with our fully qualified instructors and coaches helping you to fulfil your dreams and ambitions.
Course Itinerary

The itinerary for the day can be built around your wants and needs of the discipline based upon your previous skills and experience. In general terms we build on the basics of navigation the following sample itinerary will give a guide.

  • Map types, scales, conventional signs
  • Compass, cardinal points, roamers, magnetic north
  • UK grid system, grid references, grid north
  • Map orientation techniques
  • Contour Interpretation
  • Timing & pacing
  • Bearings & relocation techniques
What's Included
The following is included within the price.

  • Fully qualified instructor
  • Safety Equipment
What's Not Included
The following are not included in the price

  • Transport to and from the venue
  • Accommodation if required
Course Kit List
You will need to supply all of your own equipment for the course including the following.

  • Suitable clothing to be out in the British weather
  • Feel free to bring your map & compass
  • Suitable footwear, appropriate for walking off trails
  • Lunch/drink/flask
  • Small rucksack
Fitness & Training
To get the best out of the course you should arrive fit and well. If you have any doubts about your fitness levels please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Contact Us

For more details about our Intermediate Navigation course please email 

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