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Introduction to Navigation

  • Dove Stone Sailing Club Oldham OL3 7NE (map)

This 1-day course delivered by UProjects qualified mountain leaders is suitable for both walkers and runners.

Aimed at people with no navigation experience, whether you have been relying on others or following well-defined paths or guidebooks. This course will give you the confidence you need to become more independent on the hills

  • Plan your own routes
  • Understand and visualise an Ordnance Survey map
  • Learn how to use a compass to find your way
  • Understand grid references
  • Understand how to pace and time
  • Feel more confident in the outdoors
  • Learn new outdoor skills
  • Know what to do if emergencies occur.

The day will start in the comfort of the Dovestone Sailing Club-House situated in the Chew Valley area of the Peak District National Park.


With spectacular views of the Dovestone reservoir and surrounding hills the clubhouse is an ideal setting for your initial familiarisation of OS maps and how they relate to the landscape.

After a short break for lunch the afternoon will be a supervised practical session out in the Chew Valley and surrounding hills with your instructor where you will be putting into practice what you have learned plus continued instruction.

The day will conclude back at the sailing club with a brew and an opportunity for further advice on emergency situations, questions and answers and usefull handouts we will provide

Instructor to learner ratios will be a maximum of 1:6 for a quality learning experience.

We believe a friendly approach to teaching and an understanding that every person is different is essential for a positive experience

This is a great introductory course into navigation.

For more advanced navigation skills check out UProjects National Navigation Award Scheme courses coming soon.

Earlier Event: 4 April
Nordic Walking
Later Event: 11 April
Nordic Walking