Next Scheduled Bronze NNAS Courses


​This course is suitable for those with no previous experience of using maps and compasses, or for those who want to gain more freedom in the outdoors away from preset GPS routes.
Both days will be around the famous Roseberry Topping on the North York Moors. 
There are plenty of accommodation providers in the area including the Kings Head Inn where we'll be meeting on Day 1 and finishing up. There are also hotels and B&Bs in neighbouring Guisborough and Great Ayton. For details of deals at the Kings Head Inn please see http://www.kingsheadinn.co.uk/

We will be out in the hills both days so you will need hill food/packed lunch for both days. 
Some hill fitness is required along with waterproofs - but the emphasis is on learning skills rather than an endurance test!

To book on this course please see the Make a Booking page. 

For both days training and assessment the cost is £125

There is a 10% discount for bookings of 4 or more

To enquire about the course, please get in touch 

GET IN TOUCH if you don't want Autumn to interrupt your hill and moorland walking! I can put on bespoke courses for you. Please note that there is a minimum of 4 to enable the course to proceed.

​​​Bronze NNAS map and compass courses

​The Bronze National Navigation 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. 

Is it for me? To see the Bronze NNAS Course syllabus please see here (link opens in a new tab/window). If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you please get in touch 

The award covers the following:-

  • Maps and scales.
  • Grid references.
  • 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.


The courses are run in the North York Moors National Park

Bronze NNAS is run over two days with a minimum of 12 hours tutor time (including assessment). Most often this is over two consecutive days but can be done over a longer period. There ideally should be a minimum of 2 students to run the course and maximum of 8, though we can run this on a 1:1 basis. Please get in touch of you would like to arrange a course for yourself and/or friends/colleagues (a private course). Otherwise please see below for the next dates. The first day starts with introductions and formalities over a hot drink in a nearby cafe before heading outside. There will be plenty of time for instruction and practice during the day. At the end of the day you will plan a walk. On the second day there will be further instruction followed by an assessment for the Bronze Award.