NNAS Silver

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at Bronze level. Silver National Navigation Award courses are taught in areas with access to open country and involve periods where you’ll be navigating away from paths and tracks. 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. 

Gain the confidence to explore terrain away from paths and tracks using accurate compass and navigational technique; crossing open country.

Learn how to navigate to features and locations in a practical, supportive environment. This course focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge required to make the right decisions when off the beaten track.

Course details

The syllabus of the Silver National Navigation Award teaches more detailed navigation strategies. Our sessions are divided by discipline so we can focus the content to be relevant for each group. 

Read the full NNAS Silver syllabus by clicking on the button below

Walkers

The NNAS Silver for walkers includes exactly the same skill acquisition as on the Bikers, except we will be exploring advanced compass work, orientation and route planning on foot. Like the NNAS Bronze, we will use the first day as a key learning day, but on foot rather than in the classroom, followed by an evening session of route planning for the walk on the second day. The second day is about putting your skills into practice with a full day out in the open. Although you are still supported by your instructor, this day is also your opportunity to try and work more independently as part of your ongoing assessment. 

 If you are on the first steps towards a walking qualification; this is an essential qualification to help push you further. Just let us know before the course so we can tailor any learning to your needs if possible.

Upcoming Courses

MTB - South Wales: Date coming soon

WALK - North Wales: August 29/30 2020

Bikers

The first day of the NNAS silver award is largely focused on more advanced compass work, orientation and route planning. Like the NNAS Bronze, we will use the first day as a key learning day, but on foot rather than in the classroom, followed by an evening session of route planning for the ride on the second day. The second day is about putting your skills into practice with a full day on the bike. Although you are still supported by your instructor, this day is also your opportunity to try and work more independently as part of your ongoing assessment. 

Like the NNAS Bronze, 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.