An enjoyable walk takes some planning. Best done in comfort with a map you need to be able to translate what you can see on the map into what you will find on the ground. You also need to know where the law allows you to walk, or not.
I am accredited by the National Navigation Award Scheme to deliver and assess the two day Bronze and Silver awards. Bronze covers the skills for planning and navigating walks in lowland areas, Silver the skills for more open and pathless country.
NNAS Bronze and Silver Navigation courses.
Bronze £135pp Silver £145pp
Each takes two days.
With a short theory session and lots of boots on practice you will learn how to read a map, plan and implement a route. You'll also learn some legal stuff about rights of way and Access land.
Bronze is taught near Wincanton, Silver requires travelling to a more challenging area, Exmoor is the perfect place for this.
You get a certificate on successful completion of the course.
Check the NNAS website for more details of the syllabus and qualification. (nnas.org.uk ).
'I just wanted to say thank you for the course, I did enjoy the weekend and the map work with such a nice group of ladies. We are looking forward to some properly planned walks in the holidays. I was also delighted to receive such a fancy certificate'
Lesley, June 2021 Bronze Award
One day courses.
From £75 pp (min 2 people)
With no fixed syllabus these days give a practical introduction to following a route from a map and can address individual needs.
'This is amazing, I am actually using a compass'
Emily, October 2019 Bronze Award.
I joined Katherine’s navigation course because I wanted to improve my confidence at following a map and learn how to use a compass. The training has made a huge difference and I picked up so many useful tips. Katherine was patient and knowledgeable, and the group really supportive, so it didn’t matter if I made mistakes!
I can’t wait to plan my next walk and keep practicing my new skills. Thoroughly recommended!
Sue Jan 2019 Bronze Award
I thought I'd drop you a line to say once again thank you so much for the fantastic navigation course and opening up a whole new world of maps for me.
I really appreciated your clarity and patience which made it feel okay to make mistakes or head off in the wrong direction occasionally. I feel like I learnt a lot over two days My confidence in tracking pathways and understanding of the landscape around me has definitely improved too.
Amanda Jan 2019 Bronze Award