I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a decent summer navigation course. I carry the little Cicerone book on navigation techniques around with me, as my understanding gets a bit rusty between trips and I'm trying not to be too GPS reliant. However, it was a hike from Glenfinnan to Inverie that made me think that some proper training might be in order. I was walking alone and the lower level hike to Inverie was easy going and completely within my ability. I'd planned to round off the trip by climbing Ladhar Bheinn, but when I reached it I found myself struggling with the lack of clear paths. Whilst the weather was clear, the forecast wasn't perfect and about a third of the way up I decided to turn back as I felt out of my depth. I'm glad that I didn't push too far when it might have got into trouble, although as it happened the forecast rain never materialised. But of course it was a bit of a disappointing end to the trip. This experience made me realise that, on the whole, my hill walking experience has tended towards clear paths in well walked places and I'm a bit under prepared for crossing the wider and less populated open spaces of Scotland. I've found that Glenmore Lodge have some decent options, and they've suggested completing both their Discover Navigation Skills and Further Navigation Skills one day courses over a weekend. It's a real trek there from London though, with the choice of either the fairly extortionate Sleeper Train or a couple of days off work to travel via the standard train. I'm wondering if anyone taken any similar courses in the Lakes and could recommend someone? Although of course, perhaps Scotland would be the best place to learn about Scottish navigation... Thanks for your help!