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Course - Navigator Level 2 (Intermediate  Skills)

Compassworks - Navigator Level 2

How long: - 0930 to 1630 day one and 1000 to 1600 day two.

Who for: - An intermediate course designed for people who have gained some experience of land navigation and would like to develop navigational skills to a higher level.  Those attending would have ideally completed our Navigator Level 1 course or be to an equivalent standard.

This course provides the ideal starting point for individuals who may be considering working towards their Lowland or Hill and Moorland Leader Qualification.

The Course is held in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to encourage maximum learning.  If you are serious about improving your navigational skills, you like the great outdoors, especially on the hills and having fun, then this is the Course for you.

What will be covered: -

The art of ‘coarse’ and ‘fine’ navigation

Navigational techniques and strategies, such as aiming off, attack points, obstacle

   boxing and catching features.

Physical and navigational factors affecting the choice of routes

The use of timing and pacing.

Relocation and simple search techniques.

                   Factors affecting human performance and the effects of fatigue and physical effort in

                      open countryside and/or extreme weather conditions.

The Countryside Rights of Way Act (CROW), the Countryside Code, access rights and


Day two will be walking a route practicing all of the skills.

Method: - A mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.

Terrain: - Day one – 3 to 5 kilometres over semi rough open moorland.

                  Day two – 10 to 12 kilometres over semi rough open moorland.

Equipment: - All navigational equipment is provided. Participants will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities.  (see recommended clothing list).

Catering: - Tea and coffee provided on day one.

Price: :-       £75.00 per person.  

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