National Navigation Award Scheme

Truth and Trust Adventure can deliver and assess these Navigation awards to Bronze and Silver level for the NNAS and Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for the YNAS.

NNAS courses are run over a two day course and are graded to suit all abilities from a complete novice to those looking to move around the hills and mountains with skill and confidence. These courses cover safety and access issues in the countryside and equipment and environmental issues.

NNAS – Bronze Award

Course Aim:

This 12 hour(minimum) course will equip you to be able to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks on UK hills in summer conditions.

Course content and assessment will include:

  • On completion of the award participants will be able to plan and safely follow walks in the countryside, primarily on paths and tracks, through being able to:
  • Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
  • Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
  • Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks,clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
  • Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
  • Use an orientated map to confirm direction of travel.
  • Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements.
  • Plan and implement simple routes and navigational strategies based on the above skills.
  • Recognise a navigational error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibility and the countryside code.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

Location: Peak District


£60. 00 per person

Course Numbers:  Minimum 4  participants on the 2 day course.
Please register your interest through the contact page.

Course Aim

Participants will be confident with the basics of map reading as this course will take you further.

Teaching essential map/compass work to allow the walker to plan and follow walks in the countryside away from paths and tracks.

Course content and assessment will include:

  • Consolidation of Bronze Award objectives.
  • Breaking down each leg of a route into a rough section where handrail skills can be used and a fine section using features on route.
  • The ability to identify a clear attack point at the start of each section.
  • The ability to use check points on each section to ensure that the route is being followed accurately.
  • Understanding of contour features on the map and on the ground.
  • Navigational techniques: aiming off, attack points, collecting features.
  • Choosing the most effective route between two points.
  • Employ simple relocation techniques when lost.
  • Pace counting and timing to be reinforced and practiced for increased accuracy.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid
  • Be able to make judgements about route choices taking into account personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Countryside code and current access legislation.

Location: Peak District


£75.00 per person

Meet at a location in the Peak District.

Minimum 4 participants on the 2 day course.

Please use the contact form for more information or to make a booking.

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