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What does the course cover?
One or two full days of practical navigation in the mountains of Cumbria
Introduction to different map scales
Setting the map
Key symbols, i.e. how to find a footpath, fence, stream, etc., and how to interpret them
Planning and following a route using paths and other key features
How to plan and follow a route across featureless terrain
Estimating distances using pacing and timing
Navigating in poor or limited visibility
How to use the compass
Re-orientating yourself if you do get lost
Training and Assessment to Silver NNAS standard (optional on two day courses only - if you want to attend the course for your own benefit and do not require the certificate then you do not need to be assessed)
Certificate for successful candidates assessed to Silver level
Mountain weather - how the weather affects our route planning and choice during the day
Emergency procedures in case of an incident
Choice and use of equipment
What is the NNAS?
The National Navigation Award Scheme is a nationally recognised structure for the provision of navigation training courses. It is arranged into 3 levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. A two day navigation course can include the training and assessment of the Silver NNAS award which is ideal for those looking to navigate in mountainous terrain. There is no need to have taken the bronze course prior to the silver award.
For those wishing to start from scratch or from a fairly basic level then a two day course is ideal, it will teach all the skills needed to be self sufficient in the mountains and our small client to instructor ratio will provide plenty of hands on experience.
Distance: 10km / 6 miles approx. Per Day
Ascent: 500m / 1500ft approx. Per Day
Time: 2 Days
Elterwater, Near Langdale. We will meet outside the Brittania Inn in the centre of the village
Accommodation is not included in the price of this course.
Each participant is expected to have suitable personal equipment for their activity this should include the following:
Walking shoes / boots
Waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
The Lake District Walker will provide the following equipment, but if you have your own then it would be worthwhile bringing them:
Maps - OS Explorer Map - South East Lakes (OL7)
The course is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. There is no maximum age and we regularly get a mixture of ages and experience and are used to tailoring the course to meet the needs of a varied group of people.
Level of effort: Medium
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