Course dates and useful information for you to enjoy your New Forest Navigation course

Every navigation training and outdoors skills course date and frequantly asked questions about booking and attending map reading courses.

FAQ and information to help you enjoy your New Forest Navigation course

Where do the courses start from and how do I get there
Course joining instructions will be sent a couple of weeks before the course date.

These will give details for where we will meet, what time the course starts and ends and other information about the course. The course locations and and directions map shows all the start locations in the New Forest and the website page for each course also shows location information specific to that course. If you want to know the details before you book then please securemail and ask.
Which course should I choose

You can browse a summary of all the courses or filter all the map reading courses by beginner, intermediate or specific courses such as National Navigation Award Scheme courses on the navigation pages here.

You can also look at each course website page and find out what you will learn, where the courses start from and other details. Get in touch and ask if you want to find out more - securemail

When are the courses on and how many places are remaining for each course
Take a look at the Course dates page for a calendar showing all courses dates, number of places left and days Nigel is available for bespoke dates.

Each course or outdoor skill website page shows the 'latest information' including the course dates, location and number of places available. Courses run regularly through out the year across the New Forest. You can also book every course on a one to one, small group or as a couple to suit your diary with great value offers mid week.

Just ask securemail if you want to arrange a date or course for you.
How do I book and pay for a course

Booking and paying for a course is really easy.

Complete the website booking form and choose to pay at the same time. When booking choose the name of the course and then select how many people you want to book for, fill in the other boxes and click submit. You will be redirected to PayPal where you can either pay with your PalPal account or use PayPal to precess your debit or credit card. You can read more about how to book and pay on the Book and pay pages of the website.

If I use public transport can I still get to the start location
Yes - ask securemail and he can usually pick you up from Brockenhurst station and take you to the start location and then back to the station or the nights accommodation and all that again on the second day!.
What clothing and equipment I need to bring with me
All map reading equipment is provided. You just need to bring yourself, some food, drink and appropriate clothing.
You can see what clothing, equipment to bring on map reading course on the what to bring pages of the website. You do not need any expensive or fancy equipment for many of the courses and during very wet weather surfaced tracks and paths are used where possible. Some courses go across open countryside or use paths that can be wet, muddy and slippery so you and everyone on the course with you should wear suitable outdoor foot wear.
What clothing and equipment I need to bring with me
All map reading equipment is provided. You just need to bring yourself, some food, drink and appropriate clothing.
You can see what clothing, equipment to bring on map reading course on the what to bring pages of the website. You do not need any expensive or fancy equipment for many of the courses and during very wet weather surfaced tracks and paths are used where possible. Some courses go across open countryside or use paths that can be wet, muddy and slippery so you and everyone on the course with you should wear suitable outdoor foot wear.
I have never done a map reading course before
Excellent. You can enjoy your first map reading experience with New Forest Navigation. If you choose a beginners course then you will be able to learn at a gentle pace right from the very beginning. Everyone will have a chance to try things out and ask questions. Everyone can and does learn how to use a map and compass and everyone then says it is easier than they thought and wished they had learnt years ago! Nigel has many years of experience teaching courses and is happy to go over things as many times as you need.
Where should I book accommodation
Any where in the New Forest! All the New Forest map reading courses are easily reached from the central towns of Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and those is the surrounding area such as Lymington, Brook, Fordingbridge, Ringwood and even Christchurch. If you want to know where the course is likely to start from check the course locations and directions map, course information on each courses website page or securemail .
Where do we got to the loo!
Few of the courses start from car parks that have toilets but some may be near to premises that are part of the New Forest Community Toilet Scheme.

Toilet breaks are discreetly taken out in the open forest as nature intended. Please bring a plastic bag to take toilet paper or wipes home with you to be disposed of in the bin. If you want to arrange a course for your group that starts near public toilet facilities then do get in touch to arrange this securemail .

Bespoke full day midweek map reading courses

One day - 1 to 1 person - £89, 1 to 2 people - £135, Three people plus, from - £49 per person

Week days, weekends and discounts for two day courses!

2017 course information

Other courses you may be interested in...

Night Navigation

Next course date October 14 - Practice, perfect and test low visibility map reading techniques. Fun way to test out skills and unique chance to walk on open forest at night.

NNAS Gold - 7-8 October 2017 Gold National Navigation Award Scheme Assesment - South Wales

Map reading courses gift vouchers

Vouchers can be bought for all map reading courses and outdoor skills courses.

Gift a voucher and let the recipient book a course on a date that suits them.

Vouchers can bought at anytime and do not have to be used until 31 March 2018

New Forest Navigation map reading courses start from car parks and villages within the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is located in south Hampshire, South East England. It is easily accessible from the surrounding counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex and London. No need to travel to Snowdnia or Peak District with the New Forest on your door step!
Course start locations are reached easily from all New Forest villages and towns, which all have a huge range of accommodation options; Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Lymington, Christchurch, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Burley, Sway and further afield at Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury.

New Forest Navigation

Learn Map Reading and how to use a Compass courses in the New Forest.
New Forest National Park, Hampshire, UK
07873575997