Navigation Course

Navigation Course

Beginner Friendly 2 Days Zoom Workshop Skills Course

Navigation Skills

Learn how to read maps, use a compass, interpret contour lines and more. We also keep small group sizes for a better learning experience.

Hiking Trip in Kerry Ireland

Mountain Environment

Understanding the mountain environment is one of the most important aspects of being safe in the mountains. During this course we will look at how you can best prepare yourself for a safe time on the hills.

Zoom Workshop

In order to make our time on the hills more valuable there will be a 1.5 hour zoom session ran prior to the two day workshop. Here we will familiarise ourselves with maps and some navigational techniques that will help once out on the hills.


All You Need To Know

Here are some of the topics we will be covering over the course of the two days.

  • Introduction to map reading.
  • Understanding contour lines.
  • Introduction to compass work.
  • Access and environmental issues.
  • Mountain safety. 
  • Weather and planning.
  • & much more.

Meeting Time : 0930am – 0430pm (both days).

Depending on the day we may go past the finishing time so please allow yourself until 5pm.

Meeting Point: The meeting point will be sent prior to the workshop.

In Wicklow we can expect to be located within 10 minutes of Laragh Village. For the Comeragh Mountains we can expect to be located close to Nire Valley or the Boola Loop.

  • Waterproofs (jacket and pants)
  • Warm Layers. 
  • Gloves & Hat.
  • Lunch and snacks for the day. 
  • Map. The map number will be sent via email
  • If you have a compass then please bring this with you.
  • Head torch

Wild Summits does not arrange transport (yet!). You can check out the St.Kevin’s bus service which drops passengers to Laragh.

The zoom session will take place on the Wednesday before the weekend workshop. This will give you time to soak up all the information and get any last minute bits before hitting out onto the hills.



Weekend: BOOKED

Mid-week: 18th/19th


Weekend: 11th/12th 

Mid-week: 2nd/3rd

The Comeragh Mountains


Weekend: 27th/28th

Mid-week: 24th /25th 


Weekend: – – – – 

Mid-week: 9th/10th 

The calendar shows the first date of the two day workshop

Book Here

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Cancelation Policy

We can only refund those who cancel 7 days prior to the first session (zoom workshop). 

Contact us

If you have any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Adventuring