Being able to navigate confidently opens up a world of enjoyment in the outdoors. As accredited providers, we offer 2 day courses following the National Navigation Award Scheme leading to a Bronze or Silver Award. Completion is validated to a national standard and you will receive a badge and certificate. Click here to find out more information about the NNAS.
The next course we are running is the Bronze Award on 14-15 March 2017 which will enable you to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks.
- Are you new to navigation?
- Do you have some skills but want to consolidate them?
- Would you like to be able to walk in countryside and be confident to go with friends or on your own?
- We welcome anyone of any age from 14 upwards. If you are under 16, you will need to be with a parent or adult.
- A level of general fitness that will enable you to be out walking all day, regardless of the weather
- Walking boots
- Waterproof trousers and jacket
- A comfortable day ruck sack
- An OS 1:25000 map OL23 Rutland (make sure it is laminated – called an ‘Active Map’)
- A compass
- Spare clothing
- Food & drink
- Optional – camera
- Orientate the map with a compass and by using handrails, features and land forms
- Use linear features as handrails
- Relate landforms such a hills and valleys to the contours on the map
- Measure distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground
- Use 4 and 6 grid references
- Plan and implement simple routes
- Recognise a navigational error and apply simple relocation techniques
- Have an awareness of local and national access issues and the Countryside Code
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.
What are the details for the 2 days?
We will meet at 9.30am in the village of Wing and will aim to finish by 4pm. There is a variety of accommodation in the area to suit all budgets from camping, caravanning, youth hostels, B&Bs and hotels. The following morning we will meet again at 9.30am and after your hardwork, all finish in a local café for hot drinks and cake.
The cost of the course is £120 which includes 2 days training and assessment and the NNAS Bronze certificate upon completion of the course.
If you would like to join us please email Emma by clicking here. We will need a deposit of £30, with the remaining £90 to be paid 14 days before the course. You will also need to complete a medical form. We require a minimum of 4 for the course to run.