Mountain Skills Courses
The Bronze Navigator Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students, scouts and guides and cadets who are looking to develop their outdoor skills.
If you would like to discuss this course for a club, society or other group of people, please see the Private Courses page or just get in touch to discuss options and prices
Bronze NNAS Award
Each non-residential course costs £135 per person for the two days training and assessment.
It includes training and assessment over two days (minimum of 12 hours) with a qualified NNAS Tutor and experienced guide. There is a certificate on successfully passing the award.
The courses are run in the North York Moors National Park around the iconic Roseberry Topping. There is a very brief indoor session both days but we are mainly out on the hills learning the practical tools and skills in the real environment.
The instructor:client ratio is 1:8 with a minimum of 3 clients to ensure that everyone gets the most benefit from the course. Peer-experience and sharing is an important aspect.
By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of the following:-
Maps and scales
Orientating a map with and without a compass
Relate prominent landforms to the contours on a map
Locate yourself on the map and route, and relocation techniques for when you are not quite sure
Measure and estimate distances on the map and the ground
Plan routes and use simple navigation strategies
Access issues and legislation
The countryside code and the environment
Walking and safety equipment and emergency procedures
If you'd like a private course for friends/family/clubs or societies, or different dates from the ones advertised below then please simply get in touch to discuss dates and prices via the Private Courses page.
This nationally recognised accredited course will enable you to plan your own walks with a deeper understanding of different maps and how to use them. It will also provide you with the tools needed to relocate yourself should the weather turn bad. It will improve your confidence in the outdoors.
Thanks for a great weekend Fabian. I learnt a lot and gained real confidence. Excellent course and great supportive teaching. You have a great manner and caring attitude towards your students. You love and are passionate about your profession and it shines through.
Ian, July 2019
If you want to chat to me about any of the courses feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice.
Simply choose the date you are interested in, click 'Book Now' and follow the instructions. You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the course..
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions including the cancellation policy and that you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
Upcoming Bronze (Beginner) NNAS Courses @ £135 per person
This includes the full two days training, assessment and certificate
TBC whether this can run
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