Adventurings Night navigation training course is tailored for proficient navigators seeking to bolster their confidence by acquiring the skills necessary to tackle any navigational challenge they encounter.

Throughout the Night Navigation course, participants delve into techniques tailored for navigating in conditions of reduced visibility. We extensively cover the proper usage of different types of torches and strategies for managing situations where battery power becomes depleted.

Utilizing the darkness to simulate reduced visibility, we draw upon our expertise gained from traversing the wilderness of the Lake District. These techniques are applicable to navigating through fog, mist, or driving snow, phenomena we continue to refine prediction methods for, albeit with ongoing challenges.

At Adventuring, we stand out as one of the United Kingdom's foremost providers of training courses for hills and mountains. Our courses not only offer highly informative content but are also facilitated by exceptionally experienced trainers. Importantly, we prioritize an atmosphere of enjoyment and camaraderie throughout our courses, evident in the significant number of returning participants.

Night Navigation Course Format:

The evening session is designed to adapt to prevailing weather conditions and darkness onset times. Typically commencing at 1900 and concluding around 2300, our sessions are conducted entirely on the hillside. The exact meeting point will be confirmed approximately 3 days before the course, allowing us to optimize your experience based on the latest weather forecasts.

We kick off with a concise safety briefing and discussion to assess individuals' familiarity with nighttime navigation. Subsequently, we venture into the hillside to cover:

  • Night navigation essentials: equipment and setup
  • Comprehensive guidance on torches and their applications
  • Introduction to micro-navigation techniques and its practical application
  • Bearings and pacing for accurate navigation
  • Navigation strategies without relying on a torch
  • Abundant opportunities for hands-on practice

This course serves as an excellent bolt-on to our 1-day Mountain Skills and 2-day Hill and Mountain Skills courses, further enhancing your overall mountain navigation proficiency.

Embark on a transformative journey with Lake District Adventuring, mastering the art of night navigation while immersing yourself in the beauty of the Lake District wilderness.


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Discovery, Guided, Learning, Short Breaks, Trekking
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group

The dark art of night navigation training. This is something that every mountain walker should be more than happy with. Therefore, being able to navigate at night or in poor weather is just as important as any other course. More often than not people get caught out because they don't know how to navigate in these situations and are caught short. This makes a great bolt on to a 1 day skills courses where you'll get plenty of practice.

This night navigation training course is aimed to provide participants with the skill set and ability to tackle the darkness with confidence. These courses are fantastic as a bolt on to any of our any of our other courses


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

The cost includes:

  • An instructor for the night
  • Any maps and compasses you may need.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

The cost does not include:

  • Travel to the venue.
  • Food and drink.

No not really, you'll be out in the mountains for the whole night so a good level of fitness is ideal but we will not be walking great distances.

We run them on a individual basis starting in April all the way to December.

Mostly summer kit with a warm jacket (it can be cold on the tops). When you book you'll receive a full information sheet with everything you'll need to bring .

We aim to meet about 1 hour before last light depending on the time of year this will vary.

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