NNAS Bronze Award Navigation Courses

NNAS Bronze Award Navigation Courses

The Bronze Award may be undertaken by anyone without previous navigation experience. The award focuses on navigation in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work.

This navigation course has a minimum of 12 hours of training including assessment over a distance of between 3 and 5 kilometres in suitable countryside.

Each course starts at 9:30am on Saturday morning and finishes after lunch on Sunday.

Bronze Award Syllabus

  • Understand the nature of a map as a two dimensional plan
  • Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps
  • Take a 6 figure grid reference for any given position and also locate such a reference on the map
  • Orientate the map with and without a compass
  • Use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel
  • Choose simple navigation strategies and routes
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises
  • Estimate distance on both map and ground
  • Using a basic understanding of contours, match major landforms like hills and valleys to their map representation
  • Plan a safe, suitable walk
  • Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails
  • Understand access rights and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues and access legislation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code, and of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency
NNAS Bronze Award Navigation Courses
Two-day course including training and assessment. £100.00 per person

2012 course dates

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd April Borrowdale
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th May Ambleside
Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June Borrowdale
More dates coming soon - contact us to enquire


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