Navigating in the hills above Pitlochry

Navigation in Perthshire Hills

Skills course on the Scottish Southern Highlands above Pitlochry

Above Pitlochry and Killiecrankie are some wonderful hills to get lost in. The hills are predominantly gently rolling and covered in grass and heather with tracks and paths to ease access. But there's lots in there to catch out the unwary and therefore an ideal location in which to build navigation skills.

We also host a similar course in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh.

At a glance

  • An introduction to the navigation skills needed for hiking on the mountains of Scotland.
  • Get to grips with different types of maps and learn how to use a map and compass.
  • Find out what to do when 'lost' and how to work as a 'team'.
  • Have some fun sharing the experience in a small group led by an experienced leader.
  • Explore some Perthshire hills in the Southern Scottish Highlands, discovering all is not what first seems !

Dates and booking

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With unavoidable close-contact, our navigation courses have been postponed until the Scottish Government Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions are relaxed enough to enable the events to go ahead. We do not foresee these events re-starting this year.

General info

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Fairly easy hillwalking day.

This event is a guided hiking session, learning navigation skills with one of our experienced and qualified leaders.

The small class size allows navigation topics to be covered in depth and be thoroughly put into practice on the hill by everyone.

These events begin with a couple of hours in a 'classroom' in Pitlochry learning theory. After a break, we'll head into the undulating ground around Ben Vrackie for the practical part of the course.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

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Trip photos

Navigation skills in the Perthshire hills
Practicing back-bearings
Navigation skills for Hill Runners
Navigation skills in the Pentlands
Navigation skills in the Crianlarich hills
Ben Vrackie

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