Stay home. Stay safe.

Guidance is to exercise locally.

Getting outside for exercise is of course important, but please don't take any unnecessary risks, especially in the cold and icy weather.

By staying safe and staying local you can help reduce the pressure on our emergency services.

Help keep our emergency staff and hospital beds free for those that need them most.

Check how the coronavirus rules affect the Lake District National Park


A volunteer helping someone with a map on a woodland path

Navigation and map reading courses

Whatever kind of walking you do, having a basic understanding of how to use a map and a compass can give you a feeling of confidence when out on the fells, especially as weather can change very quickly in the Lake District! It can be easy to lose your way, even when following paths. Our basic navigation courses are run out in the fells, giving you a great introduction on learning how to navigate.

You can choose from our mixed group sessions, sessions for women only or family rambles to get your little ones excited about walking in the fells safely.

Map and compass course

Navigation Skills for Beginners

Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups. Map and compass provided.

Book a National Park Navigation Course

Navigation Courses for Women

Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups. Map and compass provided. Adult women only.

Family Rambles

Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside. Fun, interactive stroll which introduces children to safe walking.

Meet our guided walk leaders

All our instructors are skilled and experienced volunteers who are passionate about helping you to enjoy walking in the fells safely.

Meet our volunteer walk leaders