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In our follow-on course to our Navigation Essentials we will get to grips with micro navigating as well as using a compass. If you have some working knowledge of map reading already and want to take your navigation to the next level, then this is the day for you! It aims to get you navigating competently and confidently in races or for your own enjoyment. With a small group with plenty of one-to-one alongside group tuition you will have the opportunity to really grasp this skill both theoretically as well as practically.

On this workshop you will be taught how to competently navigate in most conditions with a map and compass by a qualified International Mountain Leader and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. The first part of the morning is based near Musette Cafe, based in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. Once you've covered the theory we move onto the trails for a few hours to put everything you have learnt into practice. The course lasts most of the day, is based outdoors, finishing around 3pm.

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for at this event and although the workshop is aimed at runners, we will be walking the routes to maximise learning.


You will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the adventure in Aldbury, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Tring Station which take around 40 minutes and is only a short walk to the meeting point. There is also an onsite free car park should you prefer to drive. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.


The workshop is open to all abilities, runners and walkers alike. You should be comfortable in identifying features on a map and ideally have already completed our Navigation Essentials course.


The event will start at 9am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around 3pm (full details in your booking pack).


  • Instruction on navigation by qualified instructor
  • Theory and practical instruction in a small group
  • Bag storage
  • Inspiring trails!


  • Travel
  • Food & Drinks


You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.


Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
23rd October 2021 23rd October 2021 1 5 A 6 £50 Few Remaining

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"Recently completed the Intermediate Navigation course, not only did I learn lots I really enjoyed it. If you are looking to improve your map reading skills in a friendly reassuring atmosphere then look no further!" William, April 2021

"Thank you. It was such a great day and I learnt a lot!" Claire, April 2021

"Really enjoyed the morning, learnt some really useful stuff... Thankyou all!" Sandra, February 2020

"Really useful session with excellent explanations and examples. I shall enjoy practising the skills and hope you will offer future courses to build on our knowledge." Hilary, February 2020

"This was a very informative and enjoyable morning thank you! Am looking forward to putting some of our learnings into action! Would definitely be interested in a follow on course." Samantha, February 2020

"Really enjoyed it today. Thanks again!" Krisan, February 2020

"After 8 years carrying a compass I now know how to use it!" Kim, November 2019

"Thank you Run the Wild - a thoroughly enjoyable morning. The session provided a good combination of the theory and practical elements of navigation and has left me keen to learn and do more." Lynda, November 2019