Learn the skills & build the confidence…

… to go your own way through the countryside

Courses & Workshops

Navigation in a Nutshell  Learn the fundamentals of  map & compass navigation

Half day from £35pp

Contour Masterclass  Navigate using  contours and the shape of the land

1 day from £65pp

National Navigation Award Scheme / Gain a nationally recognised navigation qualification

NNAS Bronze Award Navigate safely & confidently through 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

Navigation Equipment


Simple but brilliant. The indispensible navigation tool


An amazing tool. Discover how to use it most effectively in combination with a map and a compass

Maps /  Scales… symbols… grid lines… everything you ever wanted to know but didn’t dare to ask

Apps & Websites

OS Maps / Up to date Ordnance Survey maps for offline navigation. Simply the best

OS Locate / A simple free app which gives you a six figure grid reference for where you are and has an electronic compass

what3words / What it’s good for and what it’s not

Contour Practice Walks

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

Sundon Hills Country Park & Sharpenhoe Clappers

Pegsdon Hills 

Ashridge & Ivinghoe Beacon

Barton National Nature Reserve

Sundon Country Park & Sharpenhoe Clappers

Sundon Hills country park & sharpenhoe clappers

Sundon Country Park & Sharpenhoe Clappers