(3 customer reviews)

Navigation Course

From: £60.00

Learn how to use map and compass and read maps accurately. Our navigation course is usually based in the Inverness area.


How reliable is your navigation in the hills and do you use more than a map and compass to get yourself up and down a hill? Do you know what missing contour lines are? Find out more on our one-day navigation course. We can teach you how to navigate in the Scottish hill down to about the finest details of your map. And we only use map and compass to get ourselves from A to B. Have a look at what skills you can pick up when you pick our navigation brains.

We hope this gives you a hint of what we deliver. By the end of the day, you will have learned all the skills you need to be a good navigator in the hills and don’t depend on others to do that part.

Can’t find the right date or trip? Simply contact us and we will try our best to organise a different date for you.



What is included in this course?

Items that are included in the cost of the course price.

  • Silva Type 4 compass
  • Laminated map
  • Qualified Instructor
  • Friendly and professional environment


9:00 am
Meet near Inverness, introductions and head for the hills in the area.

9:30 am
Introduction to navigation and start walking up the hill.

4:00 pm
Finish the day

More Info

Accommodation is not included in the price. However, we can help you to find the right place for your needs.
There are many places to stay in Inverness and the surrounding areas. It is advisable to book well in advance, especially at a year with a good skiing season.

Some accommodation in the area:

SYHA Aviemore
SYHA Cairngorm Lodge
Aviemore Bunkhouse

3 reviews for Navigation Course

  1. 2bandh

    We are two sixty-something beginners who wanted to learn how to navigate in the hills. Andreas was a great teacher, patient, good humoured and knowledgeable. He made the whole experience enlightening and enjoyable. Our confidence increased over the course of the day and we can now pace, time, take bearings and interpret a map. Pretty good from a standing start. Excellent day.

  2. Fran

    I attended the navigational course last Sunday along with two of my friends and Cathal (the poor guy who got stuck with us women). The course was at the Cairngorms and instructed by Andreas. We had a great day the sun shone and we learnt the basics of map reading, using a compass and pacing. I would thoroughly recommend this course. Andreas was an excellent instructor and has a good sense of humour which was certainly required when dealing with us.

    Thanks again.


  3. Brenda

    Just back from doing the 1 day navigation course in the Cairngorms – although I think our instructor referred to it as micro-navigation. We were a small group – there were 4 of us in the group plus our instructor Andreas from Unexplored Scotland. I had no knowledge of how to use a compass, but by the end of the day not only could I use a compass and take a bearing, I also learnt about pacing and timing to determine walking distance. Andreas gave us lots of tips, backing up decision making with good reasons and clear explanations. He is clearly is very knowledgeable and experienced and I would recommend Unexplored Scotland, as the course we did was good value for money.

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