Moorland Adventure are offering a number of in depth navigation for walkers training days. Participants can even gain a qualification if they wish or just book on one event for a taster.
The course is intended to give people the opportunity to develop the skills needed for good navigation in open country and mountains. As well as navigation we will look at kit, mountain safety and first aid. The programme will start in a classroom and look at the map and compass basic skills, and finish with several full ‘mountain’ days (in the Peak District). The minimum age for course attendance is 16.
Moorland Adventure are approved providers of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) and if course participants wish they can work towards gaining a bronze , silver or Gold NNAS qualification. For participants wanting to obtain the Silver NNAS Award, the award has training and assessment stages, this involves a minimum of 12 hours training and an 8 km assessment hike.
For more information and for the full list of learning outcomes for the Bronze and Silver awards please visit the NNAS website - NNAS Awards - Learning outcomes.
However the course is also designed for anyone to dip in or out of, at any time.
Scheduled course dates - 2017
Sunday, 19th February - Full day practical - Meet at Tipps car park. Map work, grid references, use of compass, walking on a bearing on Kinder Scout.
Tuesday, 7th March - Evening training session - Axe Edge. Using the map and navigation skills at night.
Saturday, 30th March - Full day practical - Meet at Buxton Mountain Rescue Team base. Route choice, walking to the map, orientating the map, walking on a bearing, timing and pacing.
Sunday, 9th April - Full day practical - Meet at Edale car park. (If needed) NNAS silver assessment, map work, grid references, use of compass, walking on a bearing.
Wednesday, 19th April - Night navigation evening session - Meet at Pym chair car park. Using the map and navigation skills at night.
Sunday, 14th May - Full day practical - Meet at Edale car park. NNAS silver assessment, map work, grid references, use of compass, walking on a bearing.
Moorland Adventure can also offer bespoke courses for local groups and clubs.