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Fox Tor Cafe

Bespoke NNAS Silver Award Course (Rowena Verity)

If you have some experience of hill walking but would like to go further afield, then the Silver NNAS will give you the skills to take your adventures off the paths and tracks and go cross-country using intermediate navigation skills.

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Bespoke NNAS Silver Award Course (Rowena Verity)
Bespoke NNAS Silver Award Course (Rowena Verity)

Session Time & Location

15 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 16 Mar 2023, 15:00

Fox Tor Cafe, 2 Two Bridges Rd, Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6QS, UK

About the event

If you have some experience of hill walking but would like to go further afield, then the Silver NNAS will give you the skills to take your adventures off the paths and tracks and go cross-country using intermediate navigation skills.

Silver NNAS is the perfect progression from Bronze NNAS, however Bronze NNAS is not mandatory.

Silver NNAS is a perfect for anyone working towards leading groups, for example; Lowland Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader Training.

Course Content

  • Confident use of the skills detailed in Bronze NNAS award.
  • Plan a strategical navigation route and using tick off features to keep on course.
  • Apply the following navigation strategies; aiming off, attack points and collecting features. To use these skills in varying terrain.
  • Identify contour features.
  • Route choice and influencing factors.
  • Accurately measuring distance, using timing and pacing.
  • Relocation strategies.
  • Acurate use of a compass to follow bearings and check the direction of linear features.
  • Demonstrate the effects of weather, fatigue and physical discomfort and understand emergency procedures. Basic first aid knowledge is expected.
  • Understand countryside responsibilities, impact of walkers and access legislation.
  • Plan and implement a safe walk using the above skills.

Outcomes of The Course

  • To be able to independently plan and carry out a safe, efficient and effective walk with some distance off paths and tracks.
  • To have an understanding of more advanced compass skills and poor visibility navigation skills.
  • ​To have an understanding of the environment, weather, potential hazards and effects on navigation.
  • To know how to respond to any hazards you may encounter and what to do in an emergency.
  • To have the skills to relocate yourself.
  • Most importantly, to be confident to enjoy getting out in the countryside.

Experience Required

People with some lowland walking experience wanting to learn intermediate navigation skills to navigate off paths and tracks for some distance.

​A general level of fitness is required for a days walking in open moorland.

For more information plesse see our NNAS Courses page.

Bespoke courses can also be arranged with your own instructor on dates to suit.

Instructors

This course will be run by a qualified Hill & Moorland Leader or higher who is also a National Navigation Award Scheme approved provider.

Meeting Location

Here is a precise what3words address and a Google Maps link to where your instructor will meet you on each day.

Day 1

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Ice Warrior Basecamp

Day 2

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Postbridge Visitors Centre

Tickets

  • Bespoke Booking

    2 Participants

    £400.00

Total

£0.00

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