Introduction to navigation & map reading

What you'll do

Explore the Mendips with a compass, a map and the help of your host Iain, an experienced adventurer.

If you’ve ever wanted to try navigation and map reading in open terrain, this experience is the ideal introduction. Iain will share the skills and techniques you’ll need to help build your confidence and navigate your journey away from marked tourist paths. You’ll go away with the knowledge of how to navigate in a variety of hilly and mountainous areas of the UK.

This experience is very much tailored to its guests, so whether you have some knowledge or are a complete beginner, Iain will help you find your way and improve your skills as you explore the beautiful Mendips.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

Explore the Mendips with a compass, a map and the help of your host Iain, an experienced adventurer.

If you’ve ever wanted to try navigation and map reading in open terrain, this experience is the ideal introduction. Iain will share the skills and techniques you’ll need to help build your confidence and navigate your journey away from marked tourist paths. You’ll go away with the knowledge of how to navigate in a variety of hilly and mountainous areas of the UK.

This experience is very much tailored to its guests, so whether you have some knowledge or are a complete beginner, Iain will help you find your way and improve your skills as you explore the beautiful Mendips.

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

Your whole experience will be outside in a small group, and you're welcome to bring a mask if you'd like to wear one.

On the day

A map and compass will be provided, but bring along a packed lunch and make sure you have waterproofs and comfortable shoes. Your meeting spot will be at Burrington Comb, where you'll be able to park and then walk out on to the Mendips.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About Adventurous Activity Company

Iain has always had an adventurous spirit. He’s been everywhere from trekking in remote jungles to climbing mountains in Nepal, whilst also taking professional travel photos. He’s always wanted to share his passion for the outdoors, and setting up the Adventurous Activity Company in 2004 has meant he’s been able to share his knowledge with thousands of people over the years. Iain has many qualifications in navigation including the mountaineering instructor award and international mountain leader award. Through the Adventurous Activity Company, Iain particularly enjoys being flexible and tailoring each experience to his guests, working based on their personal experience level and interests.

Your host

Iain

Iain will be your host for this experience. Previously a teacher, he has been an outdoor adventurer and instructor since 2004. Iain’s appetite for the outdoors has seen him travel the world doing everything from climbing and surfing to trekking in the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas. Iain has always had a passion for any type of adventure and enjoys sharing this with people who would like to learn more about outdoor activities and get off the beaten track.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Adventurous Activity Company.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£150 / Adult
Duration
6 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.