Navigation for Nordic Walkers 1 Day Course for NW Instructors & Clients - 4th June 2017
Introduction into Basic Navigation Techniques (Personal Development)
Date: 4th June 2017
Who is it for?
- Anybody who wants to get a better understanding of navigation using a map & compass
- For use when planning your walks for your groups
- Personal use for venturing into the hills & mountains
- Those who want to start running in the mountains
What are the benefits?
- Understanding how to use a map & compass in order to navigate a chosen route, outside of towns & parks
- Grow your confidence to take people further afield, but with-in your qualification's perimeter's
- 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 set a bearing
- 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 the 1st day of a NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Bronze Award. Join the 2 day course in order to pass your NNAS bronze award. - READ MORE HERE
No qualifications are needed in order to participate on this 1 day course.
What do I need?
- CompassHarvey/BMC 1:40'000 map of the Lake District/Ordnance Survey 1:25'000 OL5
- 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
- Suitable footwear for wet ground, preferably off road walking/running shoes suitable for NW.
- Hat & Gloves
- Lunch, day-food & water.
Mountain Run will supply:
- A map of the local area we are to use
- The location is Glenridding Public Hall, Glenridding, CA11 0PA.
- Tea/Coffee at the event location.
- Notes for you to take away, as there is always a lot to absorb.
- Compass should you need one, but we encourage you to buy you own, as you will need one after the course.
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
- Walk over the main bridge and take a left turn just before the local shop 'Sharmans', this is directly you step off the bridge.
- Walk up the road for 300m passing CatstyCam Outdoors on your left and the Glenridding Public Hall is on your right.
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Course duration and delivery
1-day theory & practical based course lasting 8 hours in total
£69 for qualified level 2 CYQ NW Instructors
£110 for non-qualified participants (NWUK members to the Passport Scheme receive a discount for this course - pay £90.00 - See Membership info for NWUK))
Please email Kaye Lay at NWUK to book this course - email@example.com