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Bronze Navigation Award (NNAS)

February 22 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm

Navigation in the mist

Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme Course

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. 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. It is part of a suite of awards from the National Navigation Award Scheme.

The starting point for many who are looking to develop their outdoor skills. The 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 Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside, using paths tracks and other linear features. The syllabus includes basic map interpretation and compass work, with a look at access and equipment. We recommend that participants are a minimum of 14 years, and all under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Day 1 is based at Bedale Athletic Sports Association and uses the local area later in the day. The second day is in Wensleydale, around the Bolton Castle and Asygarth area. Making use of the many footpaths and bridleways, as the group guides itself around a walk. This is a day to put all the new knowledge to use. We will be using terrain that falls into the “Easy” definition we use for our guided walks, but there may be the possibility of a diversion into Medium grade.

Wear clothing suitable for being outdoors, waterproof jacket and trousers are essential items. Wellingtons may be useful on the first day! A lunch and drinks will be needed on both days. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on day 1.

Pleas contact us with any questions or queries.




February 22 @ 9:00 am
February 23 @ 5:00 pm
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