Welcome to The Silva Navigation School

Want to learn how to read a map and compass? 

Fed up of getting lost all the time? Want to free yourself from guidebooks and to plan your own walks?

You're in the right place - click on an image below to book a course or explore the site more using the links on the side of the page.

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Let me introduce myself. I'm Pete Hawkins, writer, author of two navigation Books and a frequent contributor to outdoor magazines on the subject.

I've been running the Silva Navigation School for many years and can help you escape the tyranny of guidebooks and magazine routes and stop all those arguments on the hills!

The courses have been especially designed so you get lots of hands-on practice and where appropriate some theory sessions to back it all up. We follow the syllabus of the NNAS Award Scheme and operate all year round.

As well as being able to book on a course you can also buy compass or signed copies of my books at the Navigation School shop.

I look forward to meeting you on a course.

Pete Hawkins, Silva Navigation School