Intermediate Navigation Skills

Join Kevin, a Mountain Leader and member of the Dartmoor Rescue Team, for an immersive intermediate navigation course designed to enhance your outdoor exploration skills. With years of experience walking in the UK and Europe, as well as training and supervising DofE expeditions, Kevin is the perfect guide to help you confidently navigate and enjoy your walking experiences.

Course Objectives

  • Gain confidence in using a map to navigate a route and relish the walking experience
  • Develop the ability to plan a route, and follow it safely and effectively through open moorland and countryside
  • Learn how to use a compass and GPS navigation, particularly in poor visibility conditions
  • Gain the confidence to explore paths, tracks, and discover new places

Course Content

  • Detailed and complex route planning
  • Relating physical features to the map
  • Utilising a compass – understanding when and how to use it
  • Tactical navigation process, identifying mistakes, and relocation techniques
  • Using a GPS device effectively
  • Enhancing your environmental knowledge



A basic understanding of maps and navigation, if in doubt do the Basic Navigation Skills course


A general level of fitness is required for a day’s walking on the moors. The approximate distance covered will be 6-8 km.


Minimum age 14, unless accompanied by an adult.


Maps and compasses will be provided.  Please bring waterproofs and sturdy footwear.  

Lunch is not provided


Starting from Riverside, or from Haytor or Postbridge information centers. Other locations on Dartmoor can be arranged upon request.


This is a full-day course on the moor, so please bring a packed lunch to enjoy during the break.


  • £140 – up to 2 participants
  • Additional participants £50 each
  • Maximum 8 participants

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your navigation skills and enjoy the beautiful Dartmoor landscape under the expert guidance of Kevin. Sign up for this enriching course today and unlock your potential for adventure!

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