National Navigation Award Scheme
Bronze NNAS Award – The Learning Outcomes
Understand the nature of a map as a two-dimensional plan.
Understand how to use map symbols and scales on a variety of maps.
Take a 6 figure grid reference for any given position and also locate such a reference on the map.
Orientate the map with and without a compass.
Use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.
Choose simple navigation strategies and routes.
Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as 'handrails' in simple navigation exercises.
Estimate distance accurately on both map and ground.
Using a basic understanding of contours, match major landforms such as hills and valleys to their map representation.
Plan a safe, suitable walk.
Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails.
Understand access rights and responsibilities.
Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues and access legislation.
Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code, and of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.
The Bronze NNAS Award is run weekly and starts at a cost of just £100pp. The course is run over two days, usually starting at nine and finishing at five. We start buy meeting in a cafe for some tea and coffee and going over the theory and then spend the rest of the day in the hills. At the end of the day we will return for a debrief and some refreshments. The course is normally run on a weekend but can be run any day of the week, so give us a call or email for availability. All map and compasses will be provided.
Want to brush up on your map and compass skills? Why not hire a guide for a day, £130 per day or £70 for half a day.
Want to book a course? Send us an email or give us a call with the course dates you would like to book or contact us for more information.
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WE USUALLY RUN THIS COURSE IN THE NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS A GROUP OF 4+ WE CAN RUN THE COURSE ANYWHERE IN THE NORTH, WHETHER IT BE THE LAKE DISTRICT OR THE YORKSHIRE DALES.
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