National Navigation award scheme -  bronze award 

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"Learn to navigate with us "

The Bronze National Navigation award scheme is a practical hands on award. Aimed at those who are have very little or no navigational experience or might be stepping in to outdoors for the first time .


The NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish credit and qualification ( SCQF ) at level 4 and worth 2 SCQF points are awarded on completion of the award. 



This two day course will cover the basics of navigation and have you using a map and compass in no time.  The aims of the NNAS Bronze award is " to be able to plan and follow routes in the country side using paths and tracks . 


 Through out the course  your NNAS tutor will work closely with you to develop and increase your understanding of navigation  and how to stay safe in the UK mountains . Our course are held in either the Lake District or Yorkshire dales with a key emphasis on quality learning rather than cover massive distances. At the end of day day two there is a short assessment. 

 The syllabus for the bronze awards is : 

  • Maps , different map scales and grid  references
  • Measuring and judging distance 
  • Basic navigation strategies such as using handrails and timings 
  • Basic contour interpretation
  • Orientating the map to the ground around you



When do they run ? 

Our NNAS Awards courses run through out the year


How much does it cost ? 

Please see our book now page for course dates and prices 

Who is its suitable for ? 

This course is a great "zero - mountaineer" course if you've not done any mountain navigation before but are wanting to get out and explore confidently .
What do I need ?
Enough cloths to keep warm and dry in all weathers
Water proofs
Lunch and something to drink
Suitable footwear
Map and compass
Note book and pen


Whats included ?

The course fee includes full instruction from a qualified and experienced Mountain leader. We can also provide maps and compasses if you need one alternatively anyone booked on to our course receives 10% off at Cotswolds outdoors - Grassmere

CONTACT US today, in Windermere, Cumbria, to discover more about OUR navigation COURSES