Registered National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower offer a range of navigation courses in the Peak District and Derbyshire at novice and intermediate levels. These include National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze and Intermediate awards.
The NNAS bronze course is aimed at those with little or no navigation experience, who want to be able to plan and undertake their own walks in the countryside. The course has sessions that are both indoor and outdoor based, so we cover all the basic theory of map types, scales, symbols, and grid references, then get outside and look at how to follow a route on the ground, focusing on setting the map to make walking along linear features simple.
The NNAS silver course takes you on from the skills you learned at Bronze level to get you moving over rougher moorland or mountain terrain. On this course we focus on measuring distance, on the map and on the ground, and taking and following compass bearings. We'll look at techniques such as using attack points, aiming off, and understanding contour features.
For both courses:
Dates of the courses are as follows:
Bronze Award Course
Sat 23 and Sun 24 October 2021
Silver Award Course
Sat 6 and Sun 7 November 2021
Please book and pay below, selecting the option that you require. If you are doing both the Bronze and Silver courses (you'll need to do the Bronze first), please state the dates you would like under 'special instructions'.
We also offer a range of workshops for novice, intermediate and more advanced navigators. These workshops are not linked to a formal qualification and designed for those who want to learn about map reading, or simply practise and progress their skills. Bespoke one to one workshops can also be arranged. Further details are available on our Navigation Discovery Workshops page
Being accredited National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel and Richard follows the scheme's professional code of conduct on their navigation courses.