Compassworks has been operating on Dartmoor since 2004, specialising in the provision
of map reading and land navigation skills, training and development.
Compassworks is owned and run by Martin Williams. Martin has many years’ experience
of walking in the UK, leading groups and training young people undertaking Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award expeditions and participating in the Ten Tors challenge. Martin
is a qualified Mountain Leader, member of the Mountain Training Association, the
British Mountaineering Council, a former member of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team
and has the required First Aid qualifications, in fact when Martin is not out on
the Moor, he is a First Aid trainer!
Designed with professionalism, safety and enjoyment uppermost, our high-quality courses,
which we firmly believe are some of the best of their kind available, are based around
various locations on Dartmoor, some of the most difficult map reading terrain in
Whether a beginner / novice or just wishing to build on your existing map reading
knowledge, we can help you develop the skills necessary to navigate with confidence.
Our range of courses can take you from learning under supervision, to 'flying solo'
in poor visibility and / or at night. Depending on the skill level you want to achieve,
we can get you there.
In the time Compassworks has been operating, we have helped hundreds of individuals
gain more confidence by developing their navigational skills.