Navigation skills in the Perthshire Hills

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, discovering all is not what first seems !


Dates and booking

DateCostAvailability
29 Apr£65Places available
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2 Sep£65Places available
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General info


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.


Outline of trip


Navigation skills day

Gain the skills needed to navigate on Scotland's hills and mountains.

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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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