Night Navigation Course

Night Navigation Course

£30.00 per person

The Night Navigation Course from Original Outdoors focuses on the intricacies of navigating in poor visibility and after dark.

9th March 2018
12th October 2018

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Course Description

Night Navigation Course

Evening Night Navigation courses held in North Wales

£30.00 per person

Navigating after darkness falls can seem daunting, but we can show you that you can safely find your way across the hills. It focuses on the skills for night navigation, but those skills will also transfer well to navigating in poor visibility in daylight hours.

This course is for people with previous navigation experience, who want to learn the techniques of Night Navigation to help develop their skills. If you want to learn to navigate from scratch then please consider our Basic Navigation Course.

Knowing where you are at all times is paramount to safety when walking in reduced visibility. With landmarks difficult or impossible to see, the focus is on micro-navigation, good compass work and pacing. The skills you will learn on our Night Navigation Course also transfer across to navigating in mist and poor visibility.

One of our qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders will show you a variety of techniques and skills, and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your skills.
Please see below for full course content.

The course runs from 6:30pm to approximately 11:00pm.

Course Content

  • Review and refresh existing skills
  • Micro Navigation techniques in reduced visibility
  • Pacing and timing across a variety of terrain
  • Choice of navigation strategies
  • Preserving night vision
  • Lighting choices for night navigation (headtorch, hand torch etc)
  • Course Location

    The Night Navigation Course from Original Outdoors takes place in the Clwydian Range AONB between Ruthin and Mold.

    Full joining instructions and meeting points will be sent out by email after you book a place on the course.


    Do I need to bring any equipment?

    There is a minimum equipment list but it is what you would expect for an outdoor training course. If you already have a compass we recommend that you bring it along, but we can supply one if you need one. We will also supply maps and information sheets. Of course – you will also need a head torch!

    How fit do I need to be?

    You need to be fit enough for several hours of walking on steep paths and occasionally rough ground. The pace is slow though, and the focus is on learning and skills not speed. If you have any questions about fitness then please get in touch.

    Richard Prideaux is a partner of Original Outdoors and our lead instructor. For more than a decade he has worked in outdoor education, expedition leadership, safety and management, mountain rescue and SAR and coaching and personal development.

    He has also worked with international restaurants and chefs as a professional forager and advisor and appeared on several television and radio productions.

    He lives in North Wales on the borders of Snowdonia National Park.

    Additional Information

    Booking Date

    12th October 2018, 2018 Gift Voucher, 9th March 2018


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    We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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