Navigation is the key skill in generating the freedom to explore the hills.  It's a craft I've honed working in various environments around the world - jungles, deserts and mountains - using a diverse array of maps, from rudimentary sketches to digital devices.  I draw on this experience to deliver enjoyable navigation training sessions, within the framework of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS).

I can run a course on dates of your choice (minimum booking of two people); make a booking enquiry to find out more.

Pricing: £130 per person for a two day non-residential course (minimum of two people).  Discounts available for larger groups.

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Beginner Navigation - NNAS Bronze Award - 2 day course

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.

NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.

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Intermediate Navigation - NNAS Silver Award - 2 day course

The Silver 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.