Navigation For Trail Runners


Next Course: Available for private groups
Duration: 1 day
Location: Glendalough
Max group size:6 participants approx
Expereince Required? None


  • Map types / scales
  • Compass use
  • Equipment
  • Hazard avoidance

What`s included

  • Expert tuition
  • Compasses
  • Maps
  • Training room

Navigation for trail runners

Are you looking to improve your off-trail navigation skills? Need to be more confident in poor conditions? Our Navigation for Trail Runners course run for small groups and individuals.

We run this course from our base in the Brockagh Centre, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. A short indoor session is included but most of the time is spent outdoors on the hill.

We run this course on set dates throughout the year or we can run it privately for you if you have a group of 4 to 6 people.

The course covers:

  • Maps types
  • Map scales and features
  • Map orientation
  • Navigation with map only
  • Use of compass
  • Poor weather navigation
  • Kit for the trail runner
  • Mountain hazards

Trips can be as easy going or difficult as you like and we can offer two grades each day if you have mixed fitness in your group.

Navigation for trail runners

We provide all maps and compasses for use during the course.

This course is lead by highly qualified and experienced International Mountain Leaders who love to share their passion for the mountains.

Navigation for trail runner: Who’s for it

Trail runners who have some experience in the mountains but want to learn how to look after themselves in remote areas and poor conditions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the skills required to navigate off trail in poor conditions on the mountains.

navigation for trail runners FAQs

How long is this course?

This is normally a one day course. We also have a 2 day option that is available for private bookings.

Do participant need experience?

This is not an opportunity to try trail running! You need to have a reasonable amount of trail running in the mountains.

What kit do participants need?

We’ll provide a full kit list in advance. You will be stationary for long periods so you’ll to bring more kit than you would normally on your run.

How many participants will there be?

We work on a ratio of 1:6.

I’ve a group, can you do private courses

We certainly can! There is a minimum charge of 4 people.

Where is the course run?

This course is run from our base in the Brockagh Centre, Glendalough, Laragh, Co. Wicklow. Map location here.

What is not included in the price?

Highly skilled and experienced instructors. Use of maps and compasses. Training room and direct access to the mountains.

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