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Jon Burdon, Chi Running and Chi Walking instructor based in England and Wales

Mountain Navigation

DSCF6838Take your walking and running one step further. As a qualified Mountain Leader, I am well placed to help you develop your skills whether this is for an adventure race, or just to become more confident in the outdoors. I will help you focus on:

Map symbols and scales
6 figure grid references
Orientating the map with and without a compass
Identify land features from a map
Choose simple navigation strategies and routes
Following linear features (e.g. paths and tracks)
Estimate distance on both map and ground.
Basic contour interpretation
Plan a safe, suitable route
Relocating - what to do when you get lost
Use of a GPS and Smartphone technology

I can also help you move on to more advanced skills, such as night navigation and advanced contour interpetation.

Yes! I'm Interested

I teach navigation on an as needed basis. Please complete my register of interest for my navigation workshops, and will contact you as soon as a course date is available.

Where to find me


I live in the Holme Valley, near Huddersfield and on the very northern edge of the Peak District National Park. Workshops are in venues easily accessible from:

Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Barnsley, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Wales.


Mountain Training
I am a qualified Mountain Leader, registered with the Mountain Training Association.

Photos of the Holme Valley Landscape are by Andy Leader of Made in Holmfirth

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