Muckle Toon Summit Challenge 1

Navigation Workshop


Online bookings are now closed but bookings will be available on the day.
Pre-event info is available to download


Sunday 18th June 2017
15 Mins before session
Start: 9am & 12noon

Over 16’s only

MTAF Hill Skills and Navigation workshop
Ever felt that uncomfortable “Not sure where I am” feeling?
Want to head out into the hills with confidence?
Tired of following your leader?



Why not take a two-hour session around our local lovely hills and learn how to read a map, take a bearing with a compass, estimate how long your walk will take, and go safely and confidently into the great outdoors?

Give yourself and friends a boost by learning a few tricks of the trade.

Phil Tinning of Freetime Outdoors is a fully qualified Mountain Leader who has years of experience teaching all ages how to get the most out of a mountain. He has extensive experience in British hills having completed the Munros (all Scottish hills over 3000′), assessed Duke of Edinburgh Award students, taught adult evening classes in Carlisle and trained and assessed new Mountain Leaders. He is also a keen skier and rock climber and formerly ran his outdoor shop in Carlisle for thirty tears.

Join Phil in a small group and get your skills polished up for the Summer. Bring a friend and learn as a team or simply look over someone’s shoulder and find out how it’s done. No pressure, no exam! After this no one’s going to tell you to get lost!

Equipment and clothing. Please be aware of the weather forecast and bring suitable clothing. Lightweight, waterproof walking boots are ideal. A map and compass will be provided but bring your own if you wish.

Dogs. Your best friend can come along free of charge as long as they are kept on a lead.

Let me know if you need anything else. My website address will be and I am on Freetime Outdoors on Facebook.

If you love exploring the great outdoors there is nothing more rewarding, or useful, than getting the most out of your map and compass. Knowing how to read contour lines, take bearings and judge distances on a map are vital outdoor skills which will keep you safe and get you venturing further afield than you ever have before. Join our local mountain leader Phil Tinning as he takes you high above Basecamp to learn the basics of Navigation in this introductory Navigation Workshop.