Outdoor Skills Training, support and advice

  • backpacking couple rest on a new forest heathland path
  • man learning outdoor skills and safety in brecon beacons
  • wet weather fun amn uses map and compass in the rain
  • back backers learning map reading and outdoor skills in new forest
  • outdoor skills group walk up a steep new forest path
  • wet group learning how to stay warm and dry on the brecon beacons
  • man learning outdoor skills on a one to one course in the south downs

Course prices, evening, day and multi day rates also available

Learn how to undertake your own backpacking, wild camping, camping and outdoor adventures

Advice, support and training

Half, full day and multiday options available

Most specalist equipment provided or 'bring your own gear' and learn how to use it!

Courses run spring, summer and autumn

You dont need to be super fit or have any experince already. Just bring a willingness to learn new skills and have fun

  • Learn how to go on your own adventures. Individuals, couples and groups can learn how to go backpacking, wild camping and mountain walking and navigating.
  • Expedition advice and support - Equipment advice, food and menu planning, backpacking and wild camping training and support. Ideal for everyone undertaking personal challenges, progressing through national governing body awards or walking national trails and routes.
  • Equipment provided or 'bring your own kit' and learn how use it.
  • Three day Silver level course, one to one and small group pre-silver courses also available
  • Courses are suitable for anyone. Backpacking and wild camping courses
  • Equipment provided - Proper maps and quality compasses are provided for all levels NNAS courses
  • Comprehensive joining details with directions to course starting locations, kit and equipment lists

I would just like to drop you a line to give some feedback on your silver NAAS course and assessment.
I can only say how exceptional the course was and how good the content for navigation was, the course was both enjoyable and whilst we had long days, they were made to seem short and fun.
An excellent weekend of learning and assessment by an excellent outdoor adventure trainer.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants to learn navigation, compass techniques and map reading.Dave Kemp - May 2015

Backpacking and wild camping adventures

Fantastic and fun challenges for individuals, groups and couples

close up shot of a camping mug on a dartmoor wild camping expedition

Learn how to go on your own backpacking and wild camping adventures. Courses can be arranged for any level of backpacking or camping experience with most specialist equipment provided.
Check out the backpacking and wild camping page for further details and 2016 course dates.

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