Skills for Walking

Day and Weekend Navigation Courses for 2013

Navigation Skills Courses
Navigation skills courses

We have just published a full list of all our open Navigation Skills day and weekend courses in 2013. All our courses are practically based from start to finish. Build up your confidence so you can explore beyond the well beaten tracks and take advantage of the areas that Open Access has brought you.

These courses are aimed to be enjoyable as well as informative. We run them at a leisurely pace as the important thing is that you learn how to navigate confidently. You do not need the added pressure of trying to keep up with people all the time. That is not to say we do everything slowly but we break the journey up with practicing map work, feature recognition or whatever is appropriate for your course. We have worked with ultra trail runners, triathlon competitors, students, families and retired people. Our triathlon pair said it was nice to actually walk for a change and see the scenery around them! There are quie a few comments about our navigation skill courses on our What people say about us page.

By working with a maximum of 6 people we can adapt the programme to meet your needs. We do not have a minimum number either so once someone has booked on a course we will run it even if no one else books on. This way you can book accommodation or make plans without worrying if things will get cancelled.

We supply map, compass, basic GPS for the duration of the courses.

If you cannot see a date to suit you then get in touch and we will see what we can do.

Getting Started with Navigation Days

Never used a map before – then this is the day for you

These days are designed for people who want to learn the basics of navigation.

Developing Your Compass Skills Days

Understand how to use a map and the basics of navigation but never really used a compass before – then this is the day for you.

These days are for people who have used a map to navigate and now want to gain skills in using a compass.

Walking with a GPS Days

Do you have a GPS which you have not really used much? Do you have a phobia about manuals? Do you want to know if you would find a GPS useful? – Then this is the day for you.

These days are designed for people who want to learn the basics of a GPS while on a walk. Instruction given at your own pace.

Safety on the Hills Days

Happy about your navigation skills but need to gain some confidence around your knowledge of personal safety when out walking on the hills – then this day if for you.

These days will be very practical and look at planning and preparation for going into more remote area and simple procedures for unforeseen incidents.

All these day courses cost £60.00 incl. vat per person . Dates and information here   

Dates and information for the NNAS courses here The Bronze/Silver courses are £115.00 incl. vat each. The Gold Course is £125.00 incl. vat

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)

Want to develop your navigation skills in more depth and would like some accreditation too – then these are the courses for you.

The NNAS is an incentive scheme designed to help people develop their skills from basic understanding at Bronze level through to a higher level of skills at Silver and Gold level. They are 2 day non-residential courses at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. More information about the scheme at Certificate and badge on successful completion of the course at your appropriate level.

All our courses are practically based from start to finish.