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  • Lake District Foundation
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Workshop/Course, from 23 Nov 2018, £20

Navigation and Mountain Safety

Navigation and Mountain Safety

Join George Fisher staff member, Paul, a qualified Mountain Leader and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member for a taster session on navigation and mountain safety.


The aim is to boost your personal confidence in using a map and compass to:

1. navigate safely (including in poor visibility / mist) and to relocate if lost
2. give your location to mountain rescue if you or your party are injured
3. plan a route suitable for the weather conditions, including escape routes
4. understand how a smartphone can help and when a GPS is more useful
(This is not a GPS training course, though, this is 'navigation without batteries').

Duration: half-day (9 am to 1 pm)

Location: start from the George Fisher store

Numbers: 6 per session (min 4) Please book in advance.

Level of fitness: average hill-walking (expect to cover approx. 5 miles / 8 Km)

Experience: suitable for a full range of abilities, from complete beginners to more advanced

Clothing: please come prepared for the outdoors (boots, waterproofs, snack, drinks, hat and gloves, etc).

Equipment: maps and compasses provided (so that you can try different ones to see which you prefer)

Other prerequisites: none. (We reserve the right to exclude anyone for reasons of safety)

Exclusions: No upper age limit, children under 18 are welcome with their parent or guardian

Go further: We may run GPS-specific sessions if there’s enough interest. You can always call in-store or contact us with any queries – we’re happy to help. GPS Training also offer a range of courses.

If there’s enough interest, we may run longer, more advanced, or bespoke navigation sessions in future, too. We thoroughly recommend the full range of courses offered by More Than Mountains.

We may have other sessions running if you can't make this one. Please check our events page.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Nov 2018 09:00 to 13:00
Fri 7 Dec 2018 09:00 to 13:00
Please arrive a bit before 9 am to meet Paul, check equipment and use the facilities, if required.


All Money is Donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Also: Abraham’s Cafe, Free Wi-Fi, Equipment Hire, Junior Boot Exchange, Events. We offer a personal shopper service for wheel chair users as access beyond the ground floor is restricted by stairs.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 23 Nov Navigation and Mountain Safety
Fri 7 Dec Navigation and Mountain Safety
Fri 11 - Sat 12 Jan Podiatry Advice Clinic
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Feb Podiatry Advice Clinic
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Mar Podiatry Advice Clinic


2 Borrowdale Road,
CA12 5DA


Plan route to George Fisher using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 266232  Lat: 54.59903 Long: -3.13643

Park in the central car park - southern end. Choose alley-way alongside Fiat Garage. Arrive at George Fisher.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Penrith station

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