Who's it for?

This 2 day course is for those who have previous navigation experience, and have a good grasp of the basic skills, who wish to improve or refine their navigation skills. It is also a suitable progression for anyone who has done our intro to navigation course or the Bronze N.N.A.S. award.

Whats Covered?

We aim to cover the navigational skills required to stray from the well trodden paths so that you can safely and confidently plan and follow routes on open moorland. Over the two days we'll aim to cover the following topics and techniques:

  • Map Scales, Symbols, Grid Sytem and Grid References
  • Compass Skills- taking and following a bearing, including back bearings
  • Pacing and Timing distances as a Navigational Aid
  • Navigational Strategies- include poor visibility options
  • Navigating using Contours
  • Route Planning
  • Relocation Techniques using small features
  • Access- where you can and can't go walking
  • Equipment Selection

This course covers all of the syllabus and is assessed to the standard of the Silver (N.N.A.S.) National Navigation Award Scheme Award. For those seeking certification there is a £5 administration fee which can be paid upon completion of the course. For more information on the Silver N.N.A.S. award please click here.

Course Location

Hathersage, Peak District National Park

Course Ratio

This course will be run with up to a maximum of six clients to one instructor.

Course Price

£130 per person

Please note- Maps and Compasses are supplied free of charge.

Discounts are available for mountaineering clubs & group bookings, please contact us to find out more.

Course Dates

Dates for spring/summer 2018 coming soon.


To make a booking please contact us with your preferred course dates and we'll then get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like some more information about this course, or if you have any questions regarding it, then please feel free to contact us by clicking here.