Navigation is an essential skill for anyone who intends going into the Scottish hills and mountains. Every year Mountaineering Scotland runs a number of one-day navigation courses which can set you on the way to becoming an accomplished navigator able to find your way around the hills with confidence, even in poor visibility.
A one-day Mountaineering Scotland navigation course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills. Instructor ratios are 1:6 and there are spaces for 12 people per course. The courses aim to introduce or refresh essential navigation skills. You will need to be equipped for a day out on the hill with food and drink, boots, gaiters, waterproof jacket and over trousers, warm hat and gloves. Maps, map cases and compasses will be provided. Please note that unless specified, for the purposes of quality/relevant training, this course will be delivered in mountainous terrain on sometimes rough/trackless ground.
Sat 5th May Drymen
Sun 6th May Drymen (low level on forestry tracks)
Sat 26th May Ochils
Sun 27th May Ochils
Sat 30th June Arrochar
Sun 1st July Arrochar
Sat 14th July Ochils
Sun 15th July Ochils
To book onto one of our mountain safety courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland and at least 18 years old. Members aged between 14 and 18 can attend a course if accompanied by a parent or nominated adult: phone the office at 01738 493943 to find out more and book this. Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer you cheaper course prices than most commercial providers.
Cost is £35 for members, and £45 for non-members (includes one year's membership of Mountaineering Scotland)
Pre-booking is essential
Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.