Begiginners will learn how to use a map and compass

Introduction to map reading

Short - AM, PM and evening courses for beginners

Learn the essential skills to use a map and compass together

Bespoke group of ramblers learning how to use maps and compasses on an introduction to map reading course

£42 per person

All maps and compasses provided

Suitable for map reading beginners

From £ 26 per person for bespoke

3/3.5 hours for each course

Everyone WILL learn to use a map and compass

Learn the essentials of navigating - map, compass, easy to find features, map measurement and timing to check your position on the ground.

Learn how to use a map and compass with some easy to identify features to start navigating your own routes

3/3.5 hours making it ideal for an AM, PM or summer evening

Ideal for one to one, one to two, couples, families and groups. Midweek courses dates and navigation training tailored to suit you.

All weather fun - New Forest courses takes place mostly on surfaced tracks and paths that are usable all year. Other locations make use better surfaced rights of way and route adjustments may be made if it is very wet. Some courses take place in the wet and muddy 'season' so wear decent boots, warm cloths, extra layers and come to enjoy the course at any time of the year.

Introduction to map reading courses is an ideal group activity for families or as 'special' occasion gift!

Course joining details are sent a couple of weeks before the course start date. Most courses will start in the New Forest, Cranbourne Chase and Martin area with some public transport friendly options.

All map reading equipment is provided - Proper maps and quality compasses are provided for the course. You just need to bring food, drink and yourself!

Introduction to map reading

Learn the essentials of using a map and compass on this half day course in central New Forest. Course suitable for complete beginners that want to start planning and walking their own routes on tracks and paths. All equipment provided - just bring yourselves, snacks and water.

Thursday 8 August - AM group course Course starts at 09:30 until around 13:00 - all maps and compasses provided

Thursday 8 August - PM - available for hire for bespoke/private course Course starts at around 15:30 until around 17:00

Friday 9 August - AM group course Course starts at 09:30 until around 13:00 - all maps and compasses provided

Friday 9 August - PM - available for hire for bespoke/private course Course starts at around 15:30 until around 17:00

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Group introduction to map reading courses are suitable for families accompanying children and young people over 12/13 years old.

Contact Nigel to arrange introduction to map reading courses for small groups, couples or one to one

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Next few courses you can book TODAY....

8 August Book me

Introduction to map reading

3.5 hour short course - suitable for complete beginners that want to learn how to use a map and compass

Ideal for small groups and families

All maps and compasses provided - just bring yourselves!

Start location: Anderwood car park near Brockenhurst/Burley

Full joining details will be sent a couple of weeks before the course

You can pay a deposit TODAY to reserve a place on this course

9 August Book me

Introduction to map reading

3.5 hour short course - suitable for complete beginners that want to learn how to use a map and compass

Ideal for small groups and families

All maps and compasses provided - just bring yourselves!

Start location: Anderwood car park near Brockenhurst/Burley

Full joining details will be sent a couple of weeks before the course

You can pay a deposit TODAY to reserve a place on this course

How to...

Book & Pay

How to book and pay

When you are ready to book

  • Check the course date has places remaining and where the start location is

  • Have a look on the course calendar to see if you need to pay in full or pay a deposit

  • Complete the booking form and pay using PayPal or request an invoice to pay via bank

Book and pay - FAQ's

You can see every course date on the course calender page. The page will tell you

  • How many places are left on each course
  • If you need to pay a deposit or infull to secure a place
  • Where course start location

Each courses pages also have the very latest information as well as full details of what you will learn on the course.

You are also welcome to securemail if you need further information

You can see every course date on the course calender page. The page will tell you

  • How many places are left on each course and if the course needs minium numbers to goahead.
  • If you need to pay a deposit or in full to secure a place

Usually you can pay a deposit to reserve a place on a courses that is taking place in a few months time, or require minimum numbers to commence.

Deposits will be refunded if the course does not goahed. Usually you will know this 4-8 weeks before the course date.

You are also welcome to securemail if you need further information

Each of the course website pages has pricing information.

One and two day map reading courses

National Navigation Award Scheme courses

Hill and mountain navigation course

The can use the first couple of drop downs and number of people box to on course booking form to calculate what a couyrse will cost.

You are also welcome to securemail if you need further information

There are lots more Frequently Asked Questions on each of the courses own website pages.

These website pages also have loads of information about what you will learn, latest information, start locations, which corses are suitable for beginners etc.

One and two day map reading courses

National Navigation Award Scheme courses

Hill and mountain navigation courses

You are also welcome to securemail if you need further information

Map reading course gift vouchers

Valid for 6 months* and can be purchased for any navigation course. Emailed to purchaser within 72 hours. Recipiant books as normal when they find a date that suits.

Navigation courses - Learn how to use a map and compass

New Forest Navigation map reading courses start from car parks and villages within the New Forest National Park. Courses also start in Cranbourne Chase, South Downs, Dorset, Wilstshire and Hampshire. 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.

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