Events Calendar

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

We will be running the following National Navigation Award Courses over the winter:

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Gold National Navigation Award: Training Course on 9-10 March 2019, and Assessment on 6 April 2019. £100 per participant. Training and Assessment venues within an hours drive of Glasgow (Ochils, Trossachs, Campsies, Clyde Muirshiel Hills). The Gold National Navigation Award is three day course. It is a progression from the Silver Award, adding techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features large and small. The Gold Award is delivered as separate training and assessment courses. On completion of the course participants will be able to plan and confidently follow safe routes away from paths and tracks in hill and moorland and mountain terrain. The Gold Award is great preperation for the Hill and Moorland and Mountain Leader Awards.
Bronze National Navigation Award Course – 30-31 March 2019, Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie. £65 per participant. The Bronze National Navigation Award course is run over two days and provides an introduction to navigation skills. The course is aimed at beginners and is for all ages. The Bronze Award is great preperation for the Lowland Leader Award.
Tutor Award Course – 8 June 2019, Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld. The National Navigation Tutor Award prepares participants to teach National Navigation Award courses. £50 per participant. The one day course introduces participants to a different teaching techniques and exercises as part of a structured and stepped approach to teaching navigation. The course provides guidance on how to structure and organise navigation courses. It also provides lots of information on useful navigation resources. Holding the NNA Tutor Award is a pre-requisate to running Bronze, Silver and Gold NNA Award courses. The NNA Tutor Award course is run on request – please get in touch for more information.
To book on to these courses click on the Booking form.

Introduction to Bushcraft Course

 21 April 2019, £65 per participant. Want to learn some bushcraft skills like friction fire, making natural shelters, foraging for food or making natural cordage?Bushcraft is about thriving in wild places and developing a set of skills and knowledge help you do that; using natural resources to sustain you, feed you and keep you warm. Bushcraft helps you develop a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. The more you learn the more satisfying it becomes.Typically a one day bushcraft course will cover:

  • Friction fire
  • Identifying and collecting natural tinders
  • Using quartz and steel to start a fire
  • Making char cloth
  • Cooking on fires and making and using pot-hangers
  • Natural Cordage
  • Knife skills
  • Making natural shelters
  • Learning how to leave no trace

Our next course is on Sunday 21 April 2019 at Winston Lodge, Lanarkshire. £65 per person. Booking form.