One day navigation course

One day navigation courses in the Lake District.  We will start looking at what skills you need to enable you to be more independent when out walking.  This course will look at the fundamentals of navigation and will include the following:

Understanding the symbols on the maps

Using the map and compass together to effectively plan and execute a route

Work out a four and six figure grid reference

Build confidence 

Learn effective relocation techniques 

One day course.  £75 per person.  Small groups.

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Navigation the Fundamentals/

NNAS Bronze

 

2 day navigation courses

Navigation the Fundamentals

NNAS Bronze
 

What a great place to start! Maybe you've seen a map at a glance, or have always wanted to have a bit more independence walking the dog.

 

Together we will begin to learn:

  • What a map is, including grid references and symbols

  • How to orientate the map

  • What the symbols mean

  • How to use features on a map as a guide

  • Be able to plan and execute travelling to a point or in a direction

  • How to recover from a navigational misjudgement or mistake 

  • What equipment to take with you and how we can deal with common problems

We move at a pace suitable for all individuals in the group and concentrate on learning skills. Come with as many questions about navigation, gear, boots, the weather and everything in between! We’ll walk 5km to 8km and a maximum of 200m in height gain, it will be paced to maximise on learning.

Two day course. £150 per person. 

This course also runs as National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze qualification, if you would like to gain this qualification on the course the certificate costs £5.

Click on the dates below to book.

Navigation improvers
nnas silver
 

Already got some skills? Ready to build on them? You already have some understanding of the fundementals of navigation. Perhaps there’s some gaps you'd like filled or you want to build on the blocks you've already created.

 

Together we will:

  • Plan and use a variety of navigational strategies

  • Start to identify simple features on the map and use them to navigate

  • Practice implementing planned navigation using features, aiming off, using handrail features 

  • Practice using the compass to measure distances, aim off and double check handrails

  • Practice timings and pacing distances across a variety of terrains

  • Using darkness and poor visibility to ensure our navigation skills are accurate (short days are ideal for this!)

  • Recognise when we have made a navigational error and how to fix it

  • Look at different personal kit and equipment and how suitable and sufficient it is

  • Talk about law and legislation that affect us as hill walkers

We move at a pace suitable for all individuals in the group and concentrate on learning skills. Come with as many questions about navigation, gear, boots, the weather and everything in between! Walking up to a maximum of 8km and 200m in height gain.

Small groups, with minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people on the course.

Location in the Lake District, exact meeting point to be confirmed nearer the time, dependant on the weather and our route.

Two day course. £150 per person.

This course also runs as National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Silver if you would like to gain this qualification on the course the certificate costs £5.

Click on the dates below to book:

2 day navigation courses

Navigation the Fundamentals

NNAS Bronze
 

What a great place to start! Maybe you've seen a map at a glance, or have always wanted to have a bit more independence walking the dog.

 

Together we will begin to learn:

  • What a map is, including grid references and symbols

  • How to orientate the map

  • What the symbols mean

  • How to use features on a map as a guide

  • Be able to plan and execute travelling to a point or in a direction

  • How to recover from a navigational misjudgement or mistake 

  • What equipment to take with you and how we can deal with common problems

We move at a pace suitable for all individuals in the group and concentrate on learning skills. Come with as many questions about navigation, gear, boots, the weather and everything in between! We’ll walk 5km to 8km and a maximum of 200m in height gain, it will be paced to maximise on learning.

Two day course. £150 per person. 

This course also runs as National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze qualification, if you would like to gain this qualification on the course the certificate costs £5.

Click on the dates below to book.

Navigation refiners

This course will refine the skills you already have.  We will be focussing on contour recognition and reading the land.  There will also be a focus on decision making in complex terrains and using a variety of navigational tools.

 

Together we will:

  • Recognise and use contours, simple and complex, as our main tool to navigate

  • Be able to recognise errors and be able to relocate

  • Use aspect of slope and back bearings as a tool to support you when relocating

  • Use bearings, timings and distance in combination to check our progress

  • Navigate in complex terrain with reduced visibility

  • Make safe navigational decisions in complex terrain

  • Discuss and take with us appropriate clothing and equipment for a day in the hills

  • Understand how the environment could affect us

  • Be able to adapt to changing conditions and make safe decisions on the hill

 

We move at a pace suitable for all individuals in the group and concentrate on learning skills. Come with as many questions about navigation, gear, boots, the weather and everything in between! Walking up to a maximum of 8km and 500m in height gain.

Small groups, with minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people on the course.

 

Location in the Lake District, exact meeting point to be confirmed nearer the time, dependant on the weather and our route.

Two day course. £150 per person.

Dates coming soon.

Navigation refiners

This course will refine the skills you already have.  We will be focussing on contour recognition and reading the land.  There will also be a focus on decision making in complex terrains and using a variety of navigational tools.

 

Together we will:

  • Recognise and use contours, simple and complex, as our main tool to navigate

  • Be able to recognise errors and be able to relocate

  • Use aspect of slope and back bearings as a tool to support you when relocating

  • Use bearings, timings and distance in combination to check our progress

  • Navigate in complex terrain with reduced visibility

  • Make safe navigational decisions in complex terrain

  • Discuss and take with us appropriate clothing and equipment for a day in the hills

  • Understand how the environment could affect us

  • Be able to adapt to changing conditions and make safe decisions on the hill

 

We move at a pace suitable for all individuals in the group and concentrate on learning skills. Come with as many questions about navigation, gear, boots, the weather and everything in between! Walking up to a maximum of 8km and 500m in height gain.

Two day course. £150 per person.

This course also runs as National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Silver if you would like to gain this qualification on the course the certificate costs £5.

Click on the dates below to book: