Navigation Courses | Peak District

Emma Holland Mountain Training specialises in navigation training and can organise courses, training, and support for all abilities and levels.  I deliver courses for groups or individuals through my advertised public sessions. You also have the option to contact me directly to organise a bespoke day for a private group to suit your own availability (min 2 max 6)

All private bookings (group or individual) or navigation courses are designed and built around your needs. It could be in preparation for your Summer Mountain Leader course, or you may be walking the Coast to Coast and want to learn to navigate.

I offer one or two-day courses for beginners, intermediate or advanced or if you’d like to take part in an accredited course, there are two-day NNAS (National Navigation Scheme Award) navigation courses available with a certificate on completion.

Alongside my standard courses I also offer more specialised and unique courses such as training with GPS devices, OS Maps, Night Navigation or Contour only courses.

Beginner Navigation Course – 1 day

£70.00 per person

This is a great place to start if you want to learn how to use a map and compass to navigate safely outdoors. 

Start Location: The Longshaw Estate or Hathersage, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 300m height gain on recognised paths and bridleways

Beginner Navigation Course – 2 days

£150.00 per person

This 2-day beginners navigation course is a practical hands-on award aimed at people with limited or no navigation experience.

Start Location: The Longshaw Estate or Hathersage, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m. each day
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 300m height gain on recognised paths

Intermediate Navigation Course – 1 day

£80.00 per person

On this one-day course, you will learn the practicalities of using a compass in the outdoors. It’s advisable to have completed a beginner course before attending this course.

Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m each day
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 500m height gain

Intermediate Navigation Course – 2 days

£160.00 per person

On this two-day course you will consolidate what you’ve learned on the beginner’s course and take your skills to the next level.

Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m each day
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 500m height gain

Advanced Navigation Course – 2 days

£180.00 per person

This two day course consolidates all of the skills you have learned so far. To make the most of this course, you should be competent with map and compass and have good navigation skills.

Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Time: 11am – 7p.m. with the opportunity to navigate in the dark
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 600m height gain

Compass Skills Day – 1 day

£70.00 per person

If you have been on my one of my beginner courses this Compass Skills Day is the next step. You will learn practicalities of using a compass in the outdoors. It’s advisable to have completed the 1 or 2 day beginner course before attending this course.

Start Location: The Longshaw Estate or Hathersage, Derbyshire
Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Distance: Maximum of 10km

Specialised Courses

Prices vary

My specialised courses include 121 sessions, coaching & mentoring for outdoor professionals, micro, night and contour-only navigation, webinars and other bespoke options built around your goals.

NNAS Bronze Navigation – 2 days

£175.00 per person

Identical to the Beginner Navigation 2-day course but with the option of adding the NNAS assessment and NNAS Bronze certificate.

NNAS Silver Navigation – 2 days

£185.00 per person

Identical to the Intermediate Navigation 2-day course but with the option of adding the NNAS assessment and NNAS Silver certificate.

NNAS Gold Navigation – 2 days

£195.00 per person

Identical to the Advanced Navigation 2-day course but with the option of adding the NNAS assessment and NNAS Gold certificate.