Navigation and Mountain Walking courses and guiding in Snowdonia, North Wales.

  Navigation course on Cnict, Snowdonia

I run tailored navigation and mountain walking courses and guided mountain walks in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. With my mountain walking and navigation courses I aim to improve your map reading techniques, your mountain knowledge and ultimately inspire you and boost your confidence so you can go it alone. Listed below are examples of courses that I run. With all my clients I ensure that you get the instruction and coaching you need to progress - so feel free to email me and discuss you aspirations and previous experience and I will put together a tailored course for you. If you want to get out in the snow check out Winter Mountain Walking.

"We cannot recommend Rory’s course highly enough he is a great communicator and has an ability to explain things in a way you understand and keeps reinforcing this throughout the day", from Rick and Claire Marsh following a navigation course.

Snowdon and Llyn Padarn

Mountain Walking and Navigation Courses

Intro Mountain Navigation and Hills Skills

This 2 day course will give you the skills and knowledge so that you can get out and enjoy the mountains of Snowdonia and the UK You will learn how to navigate in the mountains, look after yourself on steep ground, how to deal with emergencies and more. Max ratio 1:6


Intermediate Navigation with Scrambling

If you have done a little bit of mountain walking but want the skills to veture off the path and into more challenging terrain then this is the course for you. You will improve you navigation skills, venture on to your first grade 1 scramble and learn some emergency ropework. Max ratio 1:6


Advanced Navigation

If you are a regular mountain walker you may want to consider gaining further navigation training. Maybe you are planning the three peaks challenge and have never navigated in the dark or you are starting to head into the hills in adverse weather? Could you navigate of the summits in low visibility. I will take you through techniques and strategies that will drastically improve your navigation and your confidence. Max ratio 1:6


Guided Mountain Walks & Snowdon Guided Walk

Snowdonia is a fantastic area for mountain walking so what could be better than a guided day on some of the UK's best walks? Whether you want to go up Snowdon for the first time or tackle something more adventurous - like Tryfan - I can provide a day out that you ill not forget! Max ratio 1:8


Snowdonia 3000s - The 15 Peaks

Snowdonia has 15 peaks over 3000 foot. The challenge is to walk all of them! I normally guide the 15 peaks over 3 days although it can be done in under 24hrs if you are keen/mad/fit enough.


ML Refresher

This course is designed for mountain leader trainees who want to top up their skills prior to a ML assessment of for ML holders who have not worked in the industry for awhile and want to re-familiarise themselves with the ML scheme. Max ratio: 1:6 (1:4 for rope work)

Snowdon and Castell y Gwynt from Glyder Fach

Mountain Walking in Snowdonia

From the open, grassy expanse of the Carneddau, the rocky and precipitous ridges of Snowdon and the Glyderau to the quiet and beautiful Moelwynns there is something for everyone.

I love getting u into themountains and gaining a feeling of escapism - a detatchment from evryday life.

Mountains are beautiful places but they can be very hazardous for the inexperienced and under prepared walker so make sure you know what your doing!

My favourite peak in Snowdonia has to be Cnict - its not very big but has a commanding view over the Glaslyn estuary and its also a great place for navigation courses.

Navigation Course Testimonial

"We were guided by Rory all day and I can truly say the knowledge and information he gave us was duly digested and absorbed and even Rick admitted he had learnt so many new things and reinforced lots of other bit’s. As for me I can safely say I now know which way I need to go, how to take bearings and check distance and ultimately feel safe to navigate the mountain in various weather conditions. "


Read more of this testimonial on my blog....

Rory Shaw / 07882756018 / / Site map