Outdoor skills - advice and training for individuals, clubs and groups

Learn how to plan and walk safely in the UK hills and mountains

  • Group enjoying a fun days learning experience in the new forest
  • English peakers group with a banner displayed during a bespoke map outdoor skills course
  • Relaxing after a fun day with a cup of tea on a dartmoor wild camping trip
  • Nigel Parrish ona hot day on dartmoor teaching outdoor skills
  • all weather fun in the mountains learning how to use a map and compass

From £39 per person

Courses can be tailored to exactly how you want them - mix and match outdoor skills

All maps and compasses provided

Complete your adventure goals with advice, training and support

Outdoor skills can be learnt at any level from complete beginer to those seeking mountain adventures

Half, one or multiday training in the New Forest and UK hills and mountains

One to one, couples and groups

Comprehensive joining details and suggested kit list/s

Excellent preparation for those who want to get out and walk UK mountains and hills, Three Peaks, NGB Awards, Coast to Coast or just for pleasure!

Learn how to go on your own adventures. Individuals, couples and groups can learn how to go backpacking, wild camping and mountain walking and navigation.

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.

Courses and training can be tailored to suit you! Half day, single day or multiway options - expedition and equipment advice can bed delivered by the 'hour' or combine together for a fun outdoor course.

One to one, one to two, couples and groups always welcome with courses arranged to suit. Midweek courses dates and navigation training tailored to suit you and you activity can always be arranged.

ALL map reading equipment is provided. Quality mountain maps and compasses are provided to each participant - Just bring yourselves…
Other outdoor equipment can be provided or just ask for equipment buying advice.

Course joining details are sent a few weeks before the course start date and include comprehensive details to get to the start locations and recommended clothing and equipment list. If you want additional kit advice then just ask.

All the New Forest Navigation courses can be mix and matched to suit your adventure goals. Or just turn up and be expertly guided on your next adventure safe in the hands of over 20 years experience.

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

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