Improver Navigation (Bronze NNAS)

Hathersage, Peak District
2 days
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Course Overview

The first day of this course follows the same format as our Introduction to Navigation Course, with tailored coaching allowing for a steady development of your skills, leaving you confident in the basics of navigating. The second day builds on these essential navigational techniques and strategies, allowing for more practice so that you can master the basics and develop your abilities further in more challenging terrain. More complex strategies are introduced so that you are able to cross difficult terrain with confidence.


Hathersage, Peak District National Park


March, Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd

May, Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th

July, Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th

September, Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th

November, Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd


£155 per person

Maps and compasses are provided free of charge.

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  • Additional Information

    Who is this course for?

    Anyone wanting to learn the basic skills of navigation – no previous experience is necessary.


    Course Aim

    To be confident navigating on paths and tracks, as well as short distances away from them. To be able to devise and follow your own walking routes.


    Course Content

    During the course you will learn all of the essential navigation techniques needed to be able to head out and follow routes in the countryside on and off of paths and tracks.Throughout the day we’ll aim to cover the following skills or techniques:


    • Map Scales, Symbols, Grid Sytem and Grid References
    • Compass Skills- taking a bearing and measuring distance
    • Pacing and Timing distances
    • Simple Navigational Strategies
    • Route Planning
    • Relocation Techniques
    • Access- where you can and can’t go walking
    • Equipment Selection


    NNAS Award

    This course has be designed to cover the syllabus for the Bronze N.N.A.S. award. Therefore you can attend this course and gain your Bronze award at the same time, if you so wish. Please note that there is an £5 additional fee to cover the NNAS certification fee. To find out more about N.N.A.S. click here.


    Course Ratio

    We deliver this course at a maximum ratio of one instructor to six participants. This enables us to easily tailor the course to your ability and aspirations and ensures that you will receive a large amount of individual input from your instructor so that you can develop your skills swiftly and safely.



    We don’t provide accommodation on our courses as some of our clients would like to stay in luxury accommodation, some in B&B’s, some in bunkhouses and some like to camp. Therefore, we feel our clients benefit from being able choose the accommodation they personally prefer in relation to their budget.



    We will provide all of the necessary safety equipment for your course. All you need to do is bring along any of your own personal kit that you would like to use.


    Further Information

    Upon completion of your booking you will receive the course joining information where you will find more details about your course including: the course meeting point and timings, a suggested kit list and local accommodation options.


    If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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