Learning to use a map and compass is hugely rewarding as it opens up a world of walks and adventures. Being self-sufficient in the hills brings huge pleasure, relaxation, and peace of mind.
Black Dog Adventures offers a variety of navigation courses in the Shropshire hills. We specialise in complete beginners who would like to improve their confidence in the outdoors. Our one and two-day courses are limited to 8 participants so you'll never feel overwhelmed or lost in the crowd. If you prefer learning with a group of friends or colleagues, we can create tailor-made courses for small groups and individuals.
In the age of Smart Phone and GPS technology, it is easy to lose sight of the need for map and compass skills but they really do remain essential for safety in the hills. A GPS is a welcome addition to these skills but should never be seen as a replacement. Sound knowledge of how to use both a map and compass is vital for anyone venturing out into the hills.
All courses are non-residential. They can be weekend or midweek. Accommodation, travel, food and drink are not included although we will send a list of local accommodation should you need it. Advanced coaching days are long - stretching into the hours of darkness.
Please get in contact if you have any questions or would like to inquire about alternative dates for the courses, split days and alternatives to what is listed. We are always happy to try to accommodate your requests.