CANCELLED Bronze Navigator Award- Day 2
NNAS Bronze Navigator Award- Day 2
The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.
Cost : £60pp 1:8 instructor ratio
We will meet up at Tring Station the course takes place in the Chiltern Hills learning the basics of map reading.
There is a train at 08:55 from Euston which arrives in Tring for 09:29.
The return train will be at 17:15
The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.
If you wish to do some pre-study you can find some useful information by following the link:-
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/leaflets/map-reading.pdf Free PDF worth bringing along.
The ultimate navigation manual by Lyle Brotherton ISBN 978-0-00-742460-3
Navigation for walkers ISBN 9781871890549
Navigation in the mountains ISBN 978-0-9541511-5-7
Maps are provided but we recommend you bring your own you will need:-
OS Explorer Map 1:25 000 Chiltern Hills North sheet 181
You will also need to bring:-
base plate compass, recommended makes Silva, Recta, Suunto,
Cheap options are available
if you go for this option please make sure that the needle remains stable in the compass.
A pencil and paper
pack lunch and snacks
Suitable warm and waterproof outdoor clothes
Walking boots or other suitable walking shoes.