NAVIGATION COURSES

We've partnered up with Silva Navigation School to provide a selection of all-inclusive Bronze and Silver navigation courses throughout the year. The Silva Navigation instructors follow the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) syllabus, providing a structured approach to learning navigation skills. To complement the navigation courses, we provide comfortable, en suite accommodation, full catering over the course of the weekend and access to a licensed bar in the evenings.

Bronze NNAS Map and Compass Course

The Bronze NNAS Map and Compass Course is a practical award aimed at people who are new to navigation and map reading.

 

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award allows participants to develop a range of skills, such as: 

  • Using 4 and 6 figure grid references 

  • Orientating the map using obvious features and land forms

  • Using linear features such as paths and tracks in simple navigation exercises

  • Measuring horizontal distance on a map

  • Demonstrating an awareness of the Countryside Code

The course runs from Friday evening - Sunday afternoon, with catering provided throughout the weekend. This includes 2 x cooked and continental breakfast buffets, 2 x packed lunches and 2 x evening meals. We cater for all dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Just let us know! A licensed bar will be available in the evening, which offers a selection of local bottled beers, wines and spirits. 

All participants will have sole occupancy of a comfortable, en suite bedroom. Lockers are provided in each bedroom to keep your belonging safe whilst you're out and about.

Price: £250 per person
Silver NNAS Map and Compass Course

The Silver NNAS Map and Compass Course enhances the skills developed on the Bronze Award, by introducing participants to more complex compass navigation using challenging terrain. 

The Silva Navigation instructors will lead you through the NNAS Silver Award syllabus, where you will learn skills such as:

  • Navigating using contours

  • Measuring distances with pacing and timings

  • Using a compass to follow accurate bearings

  • Employing simple relocation strategies when lost

  • Maintaining route accuracy in poor visibility or darkness

The course runs from Friday evening - Sunday afternoon, with catering provided throughout the weekend. This includes 2 x cooked and continental breakfast buffets, 2 x packed lunches and 2 x evening meals. We cater for all dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Just let us know! A licensed bar will be available in the evening, which offers a selection of local bottled beers, wines and spirits. 

All participants will have sole occupancy of a comfortable, en suite bedroom. Lockers are provided in each bedroom to keep your belonging safe whilst you're out and about.

Price: £250 per person
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