The Silver NNAS course (National Navigation Award) develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country.
Silver National Navigation Award courses are taught in areas with access to open country and involve periods where you’ll be navigating away from paths and tracks. You do not need to have completed the Bronze Award to come on this course but please get in touch with me to see whether you have the necessary experience to benefit from this course.
Is it for me? To see the Silver NNAS syllabus please see here (link opens in a new tab/window).
Building on the skills covered in the Bronze Award course the Silver map and compass Award looks at going cross country using compass bearings and other poor visibility techniques
The course will be run in the Howgill Fells area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Saturday 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 we will look at route planning and you will plan a section of walk for the second day. On Sunday morning there will be further instruction followed by an assessment for the Silver Award.