Our range of Navigation courses

We offer bespoke Navigation coaching, night navigation sessions alongside NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Bronze, Silver & Gold level Certification.

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NNAS courses

Scheduled courses - learn and share with like minded people

The NNAS is supported by The National Institute of Navigation, Mountain Training, Ramblers UK and British Orienteering amongst others.

The NNAS courses start from the very beginning of your navigational journey from being intimidated by maps and compass, through to following along the trails marked on the map, eventually to being able to navigate completely off trail, through tricky terrain and by contours only, in poor visibility conditions and at night.

We offer assessment days or zoom calls to help assess your NNAS level and which skills you need to practice, or choose a private 1 day navigation day to take your skills to the next level.

Our navigation coach, Nicky Merrett, is one of the leading NNAS Course providers, delivering Bronze, Silver and Gold Level Certificates via this scheme. Gary, Sean and Rob are also on our Navigation Tutor Team.

2 day


Bronze NNAS certificate

Gain an understanding of the basics of 'decoding' Ordnance Survey and Harveys maps to navigate our way safely around the trails and paths… Hands on, practical and well paced for absolute beginners

2 day


Gold NNAS certificate

Building on Bronze & Silver level navigational skills to move to fine contour detail for navigating inhospitable ground, off the beaten track, in potentially tricky weather conditions. Perfect for heading out to lead friends or partnering up on Mountain Marathons...

2 day


Silver NNAS certificate

Understanding the jump from macro navigation to fine navigation. Get off the beaten track, and gain the skills to do so whilst on and off trail and on slightly technical terrain. Understand navigation in poor weather conditions and hours of darkness

1 day


Pre-silver fasttrack

Add an extra day prior to your Silver NNAS Course, to fast track through the terminology and brush up your basic skills ready for your Silver Course.

Bespoke navigation courses

Personalised and tailored to your needs

Scheduled courses and certification may not be for you and you want to cover specific items in a way to suit you

No problem we can build your bespoke course around your needs

Any level

Bespoke courses

Whether starting your navigation journey, wanting to learn new techniques, or perhaps be assessed for which NNAS Certificate your should take... our experienced coaches can fulfill your requirements with a fab day out on the Lakeland fells, whatever the weather.

5 hrs

Bespoke Introduction to night navigation

Night Navigation

Introduction to navigating in the dark.
Without daylight even the simplest navigation becomes a different ballgame. Improve your confidence and lose the fear of being 'lost'.