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NNAS - National Navigation Award Scheme

The NNAS courses start from the very beginning of your navigational journey... click on each level below to find out which level is best for you.

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

Our navigation coach, Nicky Sproson, is one of the leading NNAS Course providers, delivering Bronze, Silver and Gold Level Certificates vai this scheme this scheme.

The NNAS courses start from the very beginning of your navigational journey along the trails marked on the map, through to being able to navigate completely off trail, through tricky terrain and by contours only, in bad visibility conditions and the hours of darkness.


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SILVA Bronze 2-day NNAS Certificate (Beginners) - Ullswater/Coniston, Lake District

Beginners Navigation, understanding the basics of 'decoding' Ordnance Survey and Harveys maps, to navigate our way safely around the trails and paths… (Course: tutor ratio 1:8). Start at the very beginning of your Navigation Journey in 2024. Click to find out more.

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SILVA Silver 2-day NNAS Certificate (Intermediate) - Coniston/Ullswater, Lake District

Take your navigation to the next level. Understanding the jump from course navigation to fine navigation, off the beaten track, and the tools in order to do so whilst on and off trail on slightly technical terrain. Understand navigation in poor weather conditions and hours of darkness. Unsure if this course is for you? - please get in touch.

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SILVA Gold Level 2-day NNAS Certificate (Advanced) - Ullswater

Demonstrate good use of Bronze & Silver level navigational tools, and move to fine contour detail for navigating inhospitable ground, off the beaten track, in potentially tricky weather conditions. Navigation skills must be well practiced for moving in featureless terrain. We share the techniques and discuss route choices, perfect practice for heading out with friends or partnering up on Mountain Marathons...

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SILVA Private Navigation Day In the Lake District

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.

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Night Navigation Introduction Workshop

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'.

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