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Bronze National Navigation Award Course

Skills for the Hills: Bronze National Navigation Award Course

By the end of the course you be competent to plan and execute walks through gentle, rolling areas in lowland terrain, where routes will be based on using linear features - paths, tracks, streams, boundaries, etc.

This 2-day non-residential course includes training and assessment.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the nature of a map as a two dimensional plan.
  • Orientate a map with and without a compass, and use it to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.
  • Choose simple navigation strategies to create routes.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Estimate distance on both map and ground.
  • Use a basic understanding of contours, to match major land-forms like hills and valleys to their map representations.
  • Understand map symbols, scales and the underlying principle of the magnetic compass including cardinal points.
  • Take a 6 figure grid reference for any given position and also locate such a reference on the map.
  • Plan a safe, suitable walk.
  • Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails.
  • Understand access rights and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues and access legislation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code, and of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.
That sounds a lot but you'll get there very straight-forwardly.

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Course Information

Start time at C-N-Do office: 09.00

Finish time at C-N-Do office: 17:00

Assumes: No previous knowledge

Location: Except where stated otherwise, courses are operated from our Stirling base. Other locations are used from time to time.

Course Duration: 2 day non-residential course including and informal assessment

Covers: The basic routine, scale, distance judgement, use of linear features, contour interpretation, environmental and First Aid awareness.

Ratio: 1:6

Group Size

Minimum number: 3

Maximum number per instructor: 6

Course Stages

Assumes no previous knowledge.

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Maps of the area & background reading

All maps and course notes will be supplied.

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At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 1
  • Price: From £82.50pp (group)
  • Instructional Days: 2 days
  • Group per instructor: 6
  • Meet: C-N-Do Office, Stirling
  • Finish: C-N-Do Office, Stirling
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