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Learn the fundamental skills of navigation in a single day.
Gain confidence with practical support from experienced instructors.
Discover the beauty of the Peak District National Park.
This one day Navigation Course will introduce you to the fundamental skills of navigation and give you experience of using these new found skills in the beautifulPeakDistrict. An initial, short, theory session in our training center is followed by a full day out on the hills giving you plenty of opportunity to practise and gain advice and encouragement from our experiencedinstructors. By the end of the day you will have a solid grounding in map reading techniques and some experience of using acompass.
This course is the first day of the 2 day Bronze NNAS course. You will be signed up for the NNAS scheme but must complete the second day before completing the scheme.
By making no assumptions about previous experience this course is equally suitable for complete novices and seasoned walkers who are looking for an introduction to formal navigation techniques. This course is the same as the first day of our popular two day Beginner Navigation Course. If you decide you would like to gain additional experience and theBronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) qualification then you can complete the second day at a later date of your choice.
During the course you will look at:
Understanding maps - Scales, Rights of Way, Contours, Grid References.
Developing a navigation strategy – Distance, Direction, Check Off and Overshoot.
Measuring distances - Timing and Pacing.
Using a compass - Map orientation, taking and walking a bearing.
Routefinding skills – Using natural features, hazard avoidance.
Our navigation courses are based from our dedicated training centre in the Peak District. With complimentary tea & coffee, parking and wifi. No hidden extras.
Standard hillwalking gear including good waterproofs and walking boots/shoes. A packed lunch and a drink are also necessary. We provide maps and have some compasses available to borrow or buy. Do bring your own compass if you have one.
If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.
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