Navigation Training

Registered National Navigation Scheme tutor, Rachel Bolton is now offering Bronze and Silver Award qualification courses in the Peak District.  Both courses are two days and are run over a weekend.  


You will be in a small group of no more than six participants (reduced to four during covid-19 restrictions) plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.


The first day will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions.  On the second day of both courses there will be a short informal assessment of the skills you have learned in order to receive your award. 



Which is the right navigation course for me?

The 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 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. 


National Navigation Award Course

The price is £100 for each two day course with a £20 discount if you book a Bronze and Silver course at the same time, so £180 in total. 


Dates of the courses are as follows:


Bronze Award Course - Sat 23rd and Sun 24 Oct 2021 


Silver Award Course  -  Sat 17th and Sun 18th Apr 2021

                                      -  Sat 6 Nov and Sun 7 Nov 2021


Course locations and start times will be provided upon booking, but all are likely to be in the Dark Peak area.  Please contact us if you would like precise details prior to booking.


Please book and pay below.  If you are booking for both Bronze and Silver courses (you'd need to do the Bronze course first), please state the dates you would like under 'special instructions'. 


You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will be your tutor on the day.


National Navigation Scheme Award Course with Rachel Bolton


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Being an accredited National Navigation Scheme tutor, Rachel Bolton follows the scheme's professional code of conduct on her navigation courses.