The Bronze National Navigation Award is perfect if you are new to the outdoors, new to navigation or find yourself relying on other people and want more confidence navigating terrain independently. If you are doing your Level 2 biking assessment and need to learn navigation, this is the ideal course for you. This course is accessible to all and available for walkers, bikers, and in 2020; trail runners too. To book yourself onto a course, click on the bookings button at the bottom of the page.
Learn the essentials of map reading in a fun, focussed and structured way through both classroom based and practical activities.
Gain confidence to be able to plan suitable routes and navigate round them independently, helping you to explore the thousands of miles of paths, tracks and trails across the UK.
The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included. Our sessions are divided by discipline so we can focus the content to be relevant for each group.
Read the full NNAS Bronze syllabus by clicking on the button below.
We will spend the majority of the time outdoors, weather permitting, but some indoor work will be involved to make the most of different learning techniques. During the two day course you will produce a route plan with your peers and navigate using the appropriate skills you have learnt. If you are on the first steps towards a walking qualification; this is an essential place to begin. Just let us know before the course so we can tailor any learning to your needs if possible.
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MTB - North Wales: August 22/23 2020
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We will use the first day as a key learning day. Surprisingly, this is NOT on a bike - you will be amazed at what you don’t see when you're flying down a hill! The second day we will utilise small country lanes, forest tracks and bridleways to navigate around your planned route.
If you are working towards a recognised cycling award and need to learn navigation or improve, this course is fun, informative, and as a British Cycling Level 2 leader myself, I can help prepare you for your assessment. You will need a bike suitable for off-road riding, but whether you have a gravel bike, mountain bike, full-suss or hardtail the course is suitable for all. If you are a road cyclist but would like to take part and use it also as an introduction to off road riding I can help source a suitable bike and we can look at key skills for riding off-road in a short session before the course. Please get in touch to discuss.