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. A one or two day course will help you to plan and navigate a route safely and legally.
I offer NNAS Bronze and Silver Navigation courses.
Each takes two days. The Bronze providing a foundation for the Silver. 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. Maximum group size is 4.
You get a certificate at the end of the course.
Check the NNAS website for more details. (nnas.org.uk ).
'This is amazing, I am actually using a compass'
Emily, October 2019 Bronze Award.
Bronze NNAS courses, Wincanton 2020
Day One, reading a map and following a route.
Day Two, planning and following a route.
Both days are required for the qualification.
Silver NNAS courses 2020
In order to develop the skills necessary for the Silver course we need to travel to more open ground. Two days, two destinations.
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
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
These courses are now available again for small groups meeting Covid 19 secure requirements.
Please contact me to discuss dates.
If you want a shorter course.
Then contact me about half or one day courses. .