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Choose from a range of hiking trips, navigation courses and bushcraft courses.

Silver Level National Navigation Award Course – 21-22 April 2018 – 6 Places Available

NNASlogo300This two day course in the Campsies and Kilsyth hills, north of Glasgow, develops your skills so that can navigate in open country using compass bearings and natural landforms. Upon completing the course you’ll receive a formal qualification and certificate. The course is a progression from the Bronze National Navigation Award and is ideal for participants who are confident in using a map to follow paths and tracks in lowland countryside terrain.  The course will cover:

  • Setting and following compass bearings across open ground
  • Using pacing to measure distance
  • Estimating the time needed for height gain
  • Using landforms like hills, ridges, spurs and valleys to navigate
  • Adopting appropriate strategies for navigating from one point to another, using techniques like aiming off and attack points.

The course costs £65 per person. To book select the ‘Silver NNA Course’ in the booking form click here. For more information on the course please refer to these course outline below:

Silver National Navigation Award – 21-22 April 2018 Course Overview

Bronze Level National Navigation Award Course – 28 – 29 April 2018 –8 places available

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This two day course based at Drumpelier Country Park, near Coatbridge. We will be using the park for navigation as well as parts of the North Calder Heritage Trail and the South Airdrie Path Network. The course will provide an introduction to navigation skills. Upon completing the course you’ll receive a formal qualification and certificate (SCQF level 4). The course is aimed at beginners and is for all ages. The course will cover:

  • Identifying features and landforms in the landscape
  • Understanding and using maps with different scales and map symbols
  • Following linear features like paths and tracks using a map
  • Using a compass to set the map and find out where you are
  • Measuring distance and estimating time
  • Re-locating yourself if you don’t know where you are

The course costs £65 per person. To book select the ‘Bronze NNA Course’ in the booking form click here. For more information on the course please refer to these course outline below:

Bronze National Navigation Award – Course Overview