Take Your Adventures to the Next Level with Our Navigation and Mountaineering Courses

Map Reading, Navigation and Mountain Skills Courses in the Lake District.

We offer a range of mountain skills and navigation courses designed to help you become a confident and competent hillwalker. Whether you’re an experienced hiker looking to expand your skillset or a complete novice who wants to learn how to navigate through challenging mountain terrain, we have a course that will meet your needs.

Our courses are designed to be practical and hands-on, so you’ll get plenty of opportunities to put your new skills into practice in the beautiful mountain environments around us. Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced, with a passion for sharing their knowledge and helping you develop your mountain skills.

Whether you’re looking to get started, explore remote mountains, or simply improve your skills and confidence in the outdoors, our mountain skills and navigation courses will help you achieve your goals. So why wait? Book your course today and start your journey towards becoming a skilled and confident mountaineer.

  • What our clients say...

    I attended the Mountain and Hills skills course without any prior knowledge of navigation. The course was the best training I have ever attended!. Our Instructor Jo was very professional, organised and so experienced! She gave us an in-depth knowledge of navigation and awareness of our surroundings. We got a whole weekend of practising navigating and got the chance of having a go at scrambling too. I went from not being able to read a map and use a compass to feel pretty comfortable using both, something I did not think I’d be able too. Snowdon walks is a team of truly dedicated, friendly and passionate people. Definitely get in touch with Snowdon Walks!

    Emmanuelle Cuni
  • What our clients say...

    My experience with Snowdon Walks was phenomenal. Both days were packed with learning new skills, new knowledge and new friends. Our guide, Jo, was exactly what we needed for us to get the best out of the course and out of ourselves. I know I have come away with a deeper respect for the mountains and a significant increase in my confidence and competence. I would (and have!) recommended Snowdon Walks to anyone who is interested in taking on a challenge that might seem daunting but is absolutely achievable with the level of support and coaching provided.

    Jim Steele
  • What our clients say...

    I can’t recommend Snowdon Walks enough. I’ve been lucky to do quite a lot of activity in Snowdon over the past 6 years. However I done a recent Hills n Skills course and the two days very much exceeded my expectation. The course content, detail, practical and classroom engagement are superb. Great facilities and fantastic walking routes. I wish I had signed up earlier. Really looking forward to several more events with Snowdon Walks.

    Jim Macleerie
  • What our clients say...

    A fun, fantastic, well organised weekend of scrambling on some of Snowdonia’s finest mountains with a knowledgeable & experienced guide. Definitely the way to learn the fundamentals of safe scrambling in a relaxed environment not having to worry about route finding.

    Emma Bradley
  • What our clients say...

    The course was well run, the instructor was very patient with us as novices. She made sure we understood before moving on to something new. I was a little apprehensive as I get confused with all directions I could get lost in my own garden but at the end of the course I felt confident to go out alone.

    Margaret Shannon
  • What our clients say...

    Thank you Snowdon Walks. The Hill and mountain skills course was full of information, support and variety. As a novice it exceeded my expectations and I would like to do some more! The views were fantastic and the scrambling were a great way to end the 2 day course. An unforgetable experience.

    Helen Farrell
  • What our clients say...

    We were very nervous about the exposure we would experience especially on Crib Goch. Our guide’s experience and encouragement gave us the confidence to achieve things we didn’t feel we could have achieved alone. If anyone is nervous about scrambling Tryfan or Grib Goch these guys will give you the confidence and encouragement to do it. Fantastic experience, onwards and upwards from now on!!!

    Ian Smith