Basic Map Reading

Basic Map Reading

A 2-day introductory course for novices and occasional users in basic map reading techniques. The course will include map symbology, scale, contour interpretation, grid references, distance and pacing and use of the compass; all brought together by navigating a course through the mountains together. By the course's end you should feel empowered to plan your own journeys with confidence.

Course Length

2 Days

Course Price


Course Instructor Ratio


Course Suitability

  • All abilities, no previous experience required

Equipment Provided

  • Maps and compasses

Course Requirements

  • Some hill walking experience

Please Bring

  • Packed lunch and drink
  • Walking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproofs

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Course Dates Places
Basic Map Reading (£150) 27-04-2024 to 28-04-2024 6
Basic Map Reading (£150) 06-07-2024 to 07-07-2024 6
Basic Map Reading (£150) 31-08-2024 to 01-09-2024 6

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I accept that mountaineering activities are hazardous by their very nature. I understand that Snowdonia Climbing staff and instructors employed by them, are appropriately qualified and experienced to run the activities and will at all times proceed in a manner to minimise the risk of injury, and I accept that however unlikely, accidents and injury could occur.

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Basic Map Reading Customer Feedback

"Mike - we had such a good time with you and thank you for all you taught and showed us....thank you for a brilliant time."

HC (UK) - 15 Jul 2021