Find Beautiful Places

Many people miss out on seeing some of the most remote and beautiful places in our countryside and forests, because they can’t navigate and are frightened to wander off the beaten track in case they get lost.

Being able to use a map and compass to navigate does not mean that your head is stuck in the map, quite the opposite.

Map And Compass

During this two day course, you will join our Mountain Leader instructors in the beautiful mountains of South Wales, where you will develop your navigation skills.

At the end of this course you will know how to navigate with a map and compass. You will learn map scales, grid references, map orientation, how to use a compass, pace counting, attack points, aiming off and bearings. Don’t know what any of this means? Then come on this course and find out.

Course Content

During the course you will learn:

  • How to interpret the map in the landscape
  • Understand the different scales and how to use them
  • Understand the different signs and their meanings
  • Grid references
  • Setting the map to the ground
  • Orientating the map with your eyes and your compass
  • Orientating the map to landscape features
  • Choosing a compass
  • Taking and walking on a bearing
  • How to use your compass accurately
  • Using attack points
  • Aiming off
  • Understanding and using collecting features
  • And more…

The course is run entirely outside in the hills of South Wales.

Each day will run 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Accommodation is not provided on this course, you will be expected to find your own.

We will be based around YHA Brecon Beacons, where you can camp or hire accommodation. You will need to provide your own packed lunch for each day. Breakfast and evening meals are available at the YHA.

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Telephone 07527 265 330 or Email

Please select a course date from the list below

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking a course

May 20th – 21st  2023

Duration 2 Days
Cost £155
Course size 6 participants per instructor
Course times 9.30am Saturday to 5.00 pm Sunday
Suitability  14 years and above. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Location Brecon Beacons, South Wales