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Group Size

up to 12

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You have been navigating the tracks and trails effectively for some time now and are keen to explore some of the more remote, wild and special corners of the UK. We can give you the skills to venture off-piste and explore the vast swathes of heather clad wilderness that hide some of this island's best kept secrets.

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Intermediate Navigation


2 Days


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Group Size

Up to 12 People - Larger groups welcome, but please enquire

Minimum Age

13 years old

What's Included

Expert tuition by experienced international expedition leaders, Use of required navigation equipment, Complimentary refreshments, 10% discount on future course bookings

Previous Experience Required

Some experience


Course Overview

Elevate your navigation skills and embrace the wild with our two-day Intermediate Navigation Course. Designed for those with prior experience, this immersive course will empower you to venture confidently off the beaten path and explore the UK's most remote and rugged landscapes.

Building upon foundational navigation principles, we'll delve into advanced compass techniques, including accurate bearing work, attack points, and aiming off. You'll learn to navigate effectively in low visibility and tackle challenging terrain with confidence.

Through practical exercises in diverse environments, you'll refine your relocation strategies, combining compass work with expert contour interpretation. We'll also reinforce essential safety practices, weather assessment, and emergency procedures, ensuring you're equipped for any adventure.

By the end of the course, you'll possess the skills and knowledge to plan and navigate ambitious routes, unlocking a world of thrilling exploration across the UK.


Navigate confidently off the beaten path, exploring remote and challenging terrain.

Receive practical support and expert guidance from experienced instructors.

Master advanced compass techniques and apply them in real-world scenarios.

Course Outcomes

  • Confidently navigate off-trail using map and compass skills.

  • Master advanced compass techniques for precise navigation.

  • Develop strategies for challenging terrain and low-visibility conditions.

  • Enhance decision-making and risk assessment in the mountains.

  • Gain the skills to explore remote locations with confidence and independence.

  • When does the course start and finish?
    Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: 16:00. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
  • What's the minimum/maximum age for participation?
    Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses. We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
  • Does the course price include food and drink?
    Almost all courses begin and end at our initial meeting place, which is usually a car park. Here your instructor will be able to provide a quick brew and a snack whilst chatting about the days activity. We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There are often local cafes within a short drive of our locations (but not always!) that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
  • How do I book?
    All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a booking, simply follow our online booking link below, or get in touch to discuss any specific requirements or changes you might have in mind.
  • Are there any pre-requisites?
    Some indoor or outdoor rock climbing experience would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Go Bespoke: Your Adventure, Your Way

At Crux Outdoors, we understand that every adventurer is unique. If our standard courses are close to what you're looking for but you have specific goals or preferences, we're here to make it happen. We pride ourselves on creating truly bespoke experiences, tailoring each course to your individual needs and aspirations. Whether you want to focus on specific skills, explore a particular region, or customize the duration of your adventure, simply click the button below to get in touch. Our expert team will work closely with you to craft a personalised itinerary that exceeds your expectations.

Questions? Let's Chat!

Our team of expert instructors is ready to answer any questions you have about our skills courses. Whether you're curious about the specifics of a certain course, need help choosing the right one for you, or have any other queries, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and helping you develop your outdoor skills to the fullest.

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