Navigation for Runners, Walkers and Nordic Walkers 2 Day Course - Bronze Award (NNAS) - 12th and 13th October 2017
2 Day Basic Navigation Techniques (Bronze Award for the NNAS) for runners, walkers and nordic walkers.
Date: 12th and 13th October 2017
Who is it for?
- Those who want to have a National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze Award
- Anybody looking to pass their Walking Leader Qualification (this will act as course work and is not a counting course towards that qualification)
- Anybody who wants to get a further and deeper understanding of navigation using a map & compass that a 1 day course cannot offer
- For use when planning your walks for your groups
- Personal use for venturing into the hills & mountains
- Those who want to start trail running in the mountains
What are the benefits?
- Gain a deeper understanding on how to use a map & compass in order to navigate a chosen route, across different scales of maps.
- Grow your confidence to take people further afield, but with-in your qualification's perimeter's
- Gain a bronze NNAS certificate to show you have the skills (continued personal development)
- Use this course to help you gain your Walking Leader Qualification (It will set you on the right track, giving you a good understanding of navigation, not give you the course work or qualification)
- Increase your earning potential by being able to plan breath taking routes
What will I learn?
- How to read a map, understand contours & features
- How to use a compass in conjunction with your map
- How to orientate your map
- How to relate land features around you accurately to your map
- How to use features along your chosen route to identify your location at any given moment
- How to set a bearing
- How to re-locate, should you become miss-placed (we don't like to say lost!)
- How to use timing and pacing in order to find your chosen control point/location
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Countryside Code, knowledge of what equipment is suitable for the fells and emergency procedures that are relevant
- How to plan a route
- Some safe navigational techniques
- Identify hazards
Level and entry requirements
This is an entry-level course into navigation for personal development & will give you a NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Bronze Award, assuming you are able to demonstrate a good understanding and application of the skills being learnt on the course.
No qualifications are needed in order to participate on this 2 day course.
What do I need?
- Compass Harvey/BMC 1:40'000 map of the Lake District and Ordnance Survey 1:25'000 OL5 Map
- Full waterproof cover (Jacket and Pants), these must be taped seems, please call to discuss if your not sure.
- Clothing suitable for the countryside & time of year - We will not be moving quickly, so please account for that in your clothing selection.
- 1 spare warm top, not cotton please. Wool or synthetic will be fine
- Spare clothing for day 2, should your day 1 clothing get wet.
- Suitable footwear for wet ground, preferably off road walking/running shoes suitable for NW.
- Hat & Gloves x 2
- Lunch, day-food & a water flask.
Mountain Run will supply:
- A map of the local area we are to use
- The location is Hevellyn Base Camp, Glenridding, CA11 0PA.
- Tea/Coffee at the event location.
- Notes for you to take away, as there is always a lot to absorb.
- A NNAS Bronze Award certificate, assuming you demonstrate a good understanding of the 2 days of learning & application.
How to get there:
- Drive to Glenridding via the A592 (either from the South [Kirkstone Pass] or the North [Junc 40 M6/Penrith]
- Park in the main carpark next to the Ullswater Information Centre
- The Ulllswater TIC is the first building on your right as you drive in and the Mountain Run HQ and Helvellyn Basecamp is contained in this building.
Course duration and delivery
2-day theory & practical based course lasting 14 hours in total