Courses & Workshops

Navigation in a Nutshell

Learn the fundamentals of map & compass navigation

Half day from £35pp

Contour Masterclass 

Discover more remote places by understanding  contour lines and the shape of the land

1 day from £65pp

NNAS Bronze Award

Learn how to navigate safely & confidently through along footpaths in lowland Britain

2 days from £120pp

NNAS Silver Award 

Take your skills a step higher using more advanced map & compass techniques

2 days from £135pp

National Navigation Award Scheme  

Gain a nationally recognised navigation qualification

Practice Walks

Learning a skill never stops, so after a course you need to PRACTISE! Here are some good places to hone your contour skills on Open Access Land in the chalk hills of Herts, Beds and Bucks.

Pegsdon Hills

Sundon Hills Country Park & Sharpenhoe Clappers

Ashridge & Ivinghoe Beacon

Barton National Nature Reserve


Click on any of the items below to discover more about the essential tools to help you get more out of your countryside adventures.

What can you do with a compass?

 The indispensable navigation tool

GPS Apps


The pros and cons


We’re blessed with the best maps in the world in the UK. But there’s more to them than most people realise

DofE Expeditions

Advice for parents and guardians if your child is about to embark on a DofE expedition


Use Pacing and Timing to estimate distances on the groun