Beginner Navigation Course | Bronze NNAS

Price: £149.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 2 Days

Ratio: 1:8

Availability: There are places remaining on this course


9.30am Meet at Training Centre (we sometimes vary start times by up to 30 mins during busy times but will confirm by email the week before if there are any changes)



Course Material

Learning Points/Reference

Day 1 AM










Introducing Outdoor Navigation - Theory and Slideshow.


Practical Session 1 - We drive from the centre to a local venue to look at navigation techniques and strategy before stopping for lunch out on the hill.


Maps, scales, grid system, grid references


The Strategy – Distance, Direction, Check Off and Overshoot


The Compass, different types, advantages and disadvantages, measuring and taking bearings, allowing for magnetic variation

Day 1 PM


















Practical Session 2 - After lunch we continue using the strategies that were discussed and used in the morning. Towards the end of the day we hope to have given you heaps of new techniques that can be developed in your own time (or on day 2).




Tea/Coffee and Cake and de-brief

Techniques for following bearings in bad visibility


Pacing distances and timing distances, all measuring and calculations


Understanding Contours


Navigation in poor visibility


Navigating around obstacles


Route-finding skills 

Equipment review

Day 2 AM









Briefing and Route Planning Exercise


Practical Session 1 - Drive to chosen venue and put route-plan into action. Continued teaching and learning from instructor alongside consolidation of skills from day 1.


Day 2 PM









Practical Session 2 - Relocation techniques.


Tea/Coffee and Cake and de-brief



Consolidation of all practical skills.

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