Outdoor Skills

1-DAY MAP READING COURSES YORKSHIRE DALES

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

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map Reading course yorkshire dales

Good navigation skills are your passport to freedom on the hills.
Our most popular course – 1,165 people in past 8 years

Our 1-day Map Reading courses are enjoyable, informative and fun. Learning is informal, relaxed and supportive, with plenty of practical experience out in the Yorkshire Dales countryside with a small group of like-minded people.

Our Map Reading courses are suitable for everyone from novices to more experienced countryside walkers.

Map Reading courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Navigation Skills

Our 1-day Map Reading course covers all of the key topics to get you on the right path to enjoy the countryside, from weather forecasts and essential kit to understanding maps, using a compass, navigation strategies and relocation techniques. We cover around 6 miles over the day, following paths across farmland, valleys, riversides, woodland, hills and moorland in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

DO YOU WANT TO..?
  • Learn new outdoor skills
  • Be more confident outdoors
  • Learn to read a map and use a compass
  • Increase your enjoyment of the countryside
  • Plan your own walks and not rely on others
  • Stay safe on the hills
  • Explore more and visit new areas
  • Leave feeling inspired and ready to do more!
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Askrigg, Wensleydale
Aysgarth Falls
, Wensleydale
Burnsall, Wharfedale
Grassington, Wharfedale
Kettlewell, Wharfedale
Malham, Malhamdale
Reeth, Swaledale

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OUTLINE OF THE COURSE

Pre-course: Unlimited access to our online video tutorialsWatching these videos before the course will allow us more practical time outdoors, and allow you more time to absorb concepts and skills.

  • Weather Forecasts & Conditions
  • Route Planning (maps & digital)
  • Essential Kit & Looking after Yourself
  • Understanding OS Maps & Symbols
  • Practical Map Reading (filmed at Grassington, Yorkshire Dales)
  • Navigation Strategies

9:30am: Meet at a village car park in the Yorkshire Dales (with facilities)

9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s map, compass and navigation training in the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid. The walk will usually cover around 6 miles over the day, with plenty of rest stops and time to practice skills and ask questions.

4:30pm – 5pm: De-brief back at the village

Map Reading courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Navigation Skills

View photos from some previous courses:

August 2019 – Kettlewell
July 2018 – Kettlewell
March 2017 – Malham
June 2016 – Kettlewell
March 2015 – Malham 
July 2014 – Grassington

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you for a very enjoyable and informative day yesterday. I learnt so much! Went for an 8 mile walk from Malham Tarn today and practised everything you taught us yesterday. Husband most impressed when I was able to identify which of two paths to take using my compass!!” S. Yule

“A fabulous day out in the Dales; learning, sharing and laughing. I’d recommend the course to anyone who enjoys walking in the countryside: no matter what your existing skill level, you can learn something new.” B. Crookes

Map Reading courses in the Yorkshire Dales | TeamWalking | Navigation Skills

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This includes:

  • Unlimited access to 6 Video Tutorials covering key aspects of Map Reading and Navigation Skills
  • Full day's navigation, map and compass skills training
  • OS map and compass for the day
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
No previous experience required. Please provide your own packed lunch. Courses held on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
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