Sunday, 26th July 2020 and Monday, 17th August 2020

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates are subject to change given the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you ever wanted to learn to navigate but felt that everyone on the course would be so much more advanced than you?  If so, this FREE half-day training event (from 10am to 3pm) is specifically designed to take you through some of the basics of navigation in a comfortable environment with like-minded individuals.  The groups will be small (no more than 6 people) so you will be in good hands to freely ask as many questions as you like, whilst enjoying plenty of outdoor practice.

We’ll cover (amongst other things):

  • Orienting your map to identifiable features
  • Identify map features
  • Use grid references
  • Walk on a bearing
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing and pacing
  • Discuss personal access responsibilities and the Countryside Code

This event is recommended as a precursor to our NNAS Bronze and Silver Awards.

You will need:

  • An OS OL12 Explorer map (In weatherproof format)
  • A compass (I recommend Silva Type 4 Expedition (360) with a full size base plate
  • A fine permanent marker pen
  • Your packed lunch and fluids
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions
  • You will be required to complete a medical consent form before commencement

To book onto this event, please complete our booking form and select your preferred date.  Please note:  bookings will be made on a ‘first come, first served basis’ – loads more days to follow!

I really look forward to welcoming you on to this event and to support you to take your first steps to enjoying some true Freedom Days on the hills and mountains.

Kind regards