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NNAS Straight to Silver

11th April 2023

If you’re interested in developing your navigation skills and taking your outdoor adventures to the next level, the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) and the NNAS Straight to Silver course is an excellent place to start. The NNAS is a nationally recognised certification scheme for navigation skills in the UK, aimed at walkers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to improve their navigation skills.

The NNAS Straight to Silver course is designed for those who already have some navigation experience and want to skip the Bronze level of the NNAS. This course provides a comprehensive and structured approach to improving your navigation skills and...

Helm Crag: A walkers guide to ‘The Lion and the Lamb’

05th April 2023

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Helm Crag is a small but stunning peak that offers breathtaking views and a memorable hillwalking experience. Known locally as the “Lion and the Lamb” due to its unique rock formations, Helm Crag is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re planning a day trip to the Lake District or are a seasoned adventurer looking for a new challenge, this guide will give you all the information you need to make the most of your walk up Helm Crag.

Helm Crag

Helm Crag: History and Background Helm Crag has a rich history that dates back to the Roman era, with evidence of Roman mining and quarrying activity in the surrounding area. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that Helm Crag...

Become a Confident Navigator with the Bronze NNAS Award

04th April 2023

Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking to improve your navigation skills? The Bronze NNAS Award may be just what you need. The Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a beginner-level course designed to teach hikers and outdoor enthusiasts the fundamentals of navigation. In this blog post, we will provide you with a comprehensive outline of the Bronze NNAS course, including what it is, why it is important, what it covers, and how you can prepare for it. Let’s dive in!

What is the NNAS and the Bronze NNAS Award? Before delving into the specifics of the Bronze NNAS Award, it is important to understand what NNAS is and its purpose. NNAS is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote navigation...

Learn Navigation in the Lake District. Map reading and navigation courses in the Lake District

28th March 2023

The Lake District is a beautiful region in England that attracts millions of visitors every year. It is a place of stunning scenery, tranquil lakes, and impressive mountains. However, exploring the area can be challenging, particularly if you are not familiar with the terrain. This is where one of our Lake District navigation courses can help.

lake district navigation course

In this blog post, we will explore what navigation courses are available in the Lake District and how they can help you explore this stunning region with confidence.     What is a Lake District Navigation Course (Map Reading Course)?...

Master Mountain Navigation: Why Taking a Mountain Navigation Course is Essential for Hikers

28th March 2023

Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking to explore the breathtaking beauty of the mountains? Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, a mountain navigation course can be an essential tool to help you navigate safely and confidently through the rugged terrain. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of taking a mountain navigation course and how it can help you master the art of mountain navigation.

mountain navigation course

Why Take a Mountain Navigation Course?   A mountain navigation course is designed to equip hikers with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate through challenging mountain terrain. The course covers essential topics such as map reading, compass navigation, GPS...

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