Navigation courses

You’ve walked some great routes but always been with a group and keen to get out on the hill, either on your own or leading a group of friends.

Tinkadventures can provide a range of navigational courses should you wish to build your confidence in the outdoors and increase your skills map reading. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never used a map or if you’re confident being out and want to get never get lost again!

We can deliver:

Short courses

  • Introduction to Navigation – for those with no prior knowledge of navigation or only previously navigated around country lanes and tracks

11th May 2019, 10am – 4pm, Marsden, West Yorkshire – £40

22nd September 2019, 10am – 4pm, Marsden Walking Festival event – £35

  • Night navigation – a 3-4 hour session learning techniques for navigating at night (obviously delivered in the evening in the dark autumn/winter months!)

25th April 2019, 7pm – 10pm, Marsden, meet at the Carriage House Inn on the A62 – £25

I can also run:

  • Navigation Improver/ Advanced –  for those with navigation experience but want to be out in a range of terrain, more wild moorland and mountains, away from paths and be confident navigating.

We can also deliver tailored courses (either 1:1 or for your group) so contact us at for more information and to discuss your needs.

Qualifications/ weekend courses

National Navigation Award Scheme – Bronze Award Training and Assessment

A 2 day course for those with no navigation experience. Learn to navigate in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work is included.

Available Dates – click the dates for how to book:

9th, 16th and 23rd May 2019, 5.30pm – 9.30pm Marsden, West Yorkshire

2nd and 3rd November 2019 – 10am – 4pm – for – location and booking details to be announced!!

National Navigation Award Scheme – Silver Award Training and Assessment

A 2 day course for those with some navigation experience. Navigation in the countryside developing skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point.

Available dates – click the dates for how to book:

13th and 14th April 2019, 9am-5pm at Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham

More dates will be added for all courses throughout the year so keep checking the site or get in touch for a bespoke course for your group.