NNAS SILVER AWARD
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 judgments 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
Minimum 4 participants on the 2 day course.