Our Bronze NNAS beginner navigation course provides  the perfect introduction to the art of Navigation. This two day course is not only good fun, but gives you the basic knowledge to be confident walking paths around the Hill and moorland terrain.

We aim to spend as much time in the hills as possible, giving you a valuable experience, developing your skills and knowledge to successfully follow walking routes on your own. Your first day will be a similar content as our 1 day introduction to Navigation course. The second day gives you the opportunity to learn different skills,  and allows  you to practice techniques in Navigation.  

The Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the award participants will be able to plan and safety follow walks in the countryside, primarily on paths and tracks, through being able to:

  • Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
  • Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
  • Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
  • Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
  • Use an orientated map to confirm direction of travel.
  • Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
  • Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities and the Countryside Code.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

It is usual to progress through the awards, starting at Bronze Award.  If you are regular hill walker who has some map knowledge or hold other navigation course or awards, then you may wish to attend NNAS Silver. Please contact us if you are unsure. We are happy to guide you in the right direction. 


Location: Peak District

Duration: 2  Days (Minimum of 12 hours contact time, additional time may be required for inexperienced candidates). 

Ratio: 1:6 (Minimum of 2 participates to run a course) 

Price: £110.00Per Person 


Standard hill walking gear includes good walking boots/shoes and waterproofs as the weather can change significantly over the course of a day. We can provide map and compasses, please feel free to bring your own.

Please remember a packed lunch and drinks.


With a few  expeditions, participates aged 15 + can attend our courses independently (Please check with us before booking), if not they must be accompanied by an parent or guardian.

We do offer family days out for the kids age 7+ and do arrange navigation courses for kids age 7+ 

Successful completion of the course gives you the National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS Bronze certificate and Badge.




Tel: 07909090871