INTERMEDIATE NNAS SILVER

NAVIGATION COURSE

Our intermediate navigation course will certainly boost your confidence in our 2 day course. Silver Award - navigation adds some extra skills from Bronze level, which requires you to navigate some distance from paths and tracks. This course gives you more of an experience using a compass and navigational techniques to go across country terrain, in some cases e.g. choosing an appropriate attack point.

The Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the Award participates will be able to safely plan and follow a route with some sections away from paths and tracks through being able to:

  • Utilise the skills and techniques of the Bronze Award in the context of Silver Award navigation strategies 
  • Relate small hills, small valleys, prominent re-entrants and prominent spurs to their corresponding map contours. Use prominent hills, ridges, spurs and valleys as a means of navigation in good visibility
  • Use landforms and point features to orientate the map and as collecting and catching features
  • Use compass to: accurately follow a bearing; aim off; check the direction of handrails and other linear features
  • Deviate briefly from a compass bearing to avoid obstacles or difficult terrain and accurately regain the original line
  • Use back bearings to check route following accuracy
  • Measure distance on the ground in varied, open terrain using timing and pacing and make practical allowances for any discrepancies
  • Simplify legs using coarse navigation, attack points and fine navigation 
  • Recognise dangerous or difficult terrain on map and on the ground
  • Plan and implement navigational strategies based on the above skills
  • Maintain route finding accuracy in poor visibility or darkness
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply appropriate relocation techniques
  • Understand how personal fitness and nature of terrain affect route choice both at the planning stage and on the ground
  • Understand the potential consequences of fatigue and physical discomfort in demanding terrain and/or extreme weather conditions
  • Select appropriate clothing, equipment and first aid kit for walking in open country in all weather conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the countryside code, current access legislation and the environment impact of walkers on the countryside
  • Understand the responsibilities of walkers towards other countryside interests such as farming, forestry and conservation 

 

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: £120.00 Per 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.

 

Participates aged 18 + can attend our courses independently 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 Sliver certificate and Badge.

 

CONTACT

Email: davidrobinson@reachoutadventures.org.uk

Tel: 07909090871