• 2021 - The year for UK adventure!
    Firstly I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult days. A full course schedule will commence from April with courses taking place right across the south and south west of England and Wales.
  • Book with confidence
    Book with confidence: Courses booked and postponed in 2020 can re-book onto a suitable replacement course right up to August 2021. Courses booked in 2021 that are cancelled due to the Covid pandemic can be rebooked for a suitable replacement course taking place anytime during 2021. Courses cancelled for other reasons will be subject to the normal booking terms and conditions.
  • Keeping safe
    Keeping us all safe:
    Do not attend the course if you have or may have been in contact with anyone who has displayed any of the symptoms of coronavirus. You should consult and follow the official government advice if you are not sure wether you are able to attend; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection If in doubt postpone and attend another day!
    Joining instructions will also include details of where to assemble at each car park/start location.
    Every participant will get their own pack of maps, compasses and laminated resources to use for the duration of the course. These will all be sterilised at the end of each course and copies of the resources will be available to download from the website.
    Each participant will have their own signing on form.
    The course will be taught whilst maintaining social distancing with a maximum group size of 6 participants and will make use of the wider tracks and paths; during the course there will still be plenty of opportunity to stop, ask questions, look and learn.
    Each participant will need to be fully equip for the expected weather and ground conditions and should also bring a small personal first aid kit and consider bringing an 'orange survival bag' (especially during wetter/colder weather).
    Participants and the group leader will always be guided by and follow current government advice on how to 'Protect yourself and others from Coronavirus' - website link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus The government guidance gives instructions for staying safe outside your home and for meeting people from outside you household.
    All activities are risk assessed and an extra assessment has been made for carrying out emergency first aid by the group leader (Nigel) who always carries emergency equipment and a full first aid kit.
    A full safety and socially distancing briefing will be made before the course starts.
    Face coverings: These are not mandatory for any course; you may want to bring one anyway incase for any reason outdoor distancing is not possible or you need require non emergency first aid assistance. A folded buff or simple covering made form a folded scarf will be sufficient.
    Lifts: Nigel will not be able to give anyone a lift from the station or to/from accommodation. Some courses start close to the station (20 minutes walk) or a one to one/two midweek course could be arranged that starts at the station or closer to it.

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 be now bought now and used within 6 months

Explore the calendar below to see course dates, locations and information - you can tick or untick specific calendars to view just those, use the 'TODAY' button as you explore the dates to see fewer dates, and the 'ALL THIS MONTH' button to see everything in one mad column of information!

Voucher terms
Vouchers must be bought and paid for before they can be redeemed. A PDF voucher will be emailed (posted on request) to the person purchasing the voucher to gift to someone else. The voucher can only be used to book a New Forest Navigation map reading course or outdoor skills course and no refunds will be given after the voucher has been paid for.
The voucher amount (value) must be equal to or greater than the price of the course being booked when the recipient books a course. The voucher recipient will complete a course booking form using the 'course not listed' option and enter a value of zero and agree to the booking terms and conditions. Vouchers must be redeemed (used) by the date stated on the voucher and any courses booked by the recipient must take place on/before the date stated on the voucher. Normal booking terms and conditions apply to any courses paid for by a voucher.

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