(& Fri eve Zoom intro - due to no indoor coaching allowed at the mo!)
2 Day Basic Navigation Techniques (Bronze Award for the NNAS)
What to expect
A professionally designed and delivered course by WALX Helvellyn Ullswater on behalf of the NNAS (National Navigation award Scheme. Over the 2 days you will delve into Navigation like you never have before, pouring over maps, unlocking the code, planning routes and getting some proper 'practical' training in.
If you demonstrate the correct understanding after 2 days intensive training and assessment, then you will walk away with a NNAS Bronze Certificate and will be able to use this to either gain your Silver Award or put it towards a Mountain Leader Training course.
What will you learn?
What are the benefits?
Who is it for?
Fell Walkers who would usually follow others and would like to start to understand the map for themselves, Nordic Walkers & Nordic Instructors, Road & Trail runners new to navigation.
This is an entry-level course into navigation for personal development & will give you a NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Bronze Award, assuming you are able to demonstrate a good understanding and application of the skills being learnt on the course.
No qualifications are needed in order to participate on this 2 day course.
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THERE WILL NOW BE A ZOOM INTRO EVE ON FRIDAY NIGHT 7-9pm and a delayed start on Sat morning, reducing saturday's coaching time to 4 hours.
Arrival Time: 10:30am Saturday, and 9am Sunday
Meeting place: Glenridding Village Hall, Penrith CA11 0PA - parking at the Hall
The course is based around the fells of the Ullswater Valley.
What to bring
Meet your coach - Nicky Sproson
Nicola is the inspiration behind Walx Helvellyn Ullswater, as well as being a qualified Mountain Leader, Nic has navigated her way around on the Mountain Marathon scene in the Lakes and Scotland also. As well as guiding her Nordic Walking group up and all over the Lakeland fells on a weekly basis, Nic take herself navigating in all conditions to keep navigation skills fresh and at her finger tips.
See our About Us page to find out more.
Accommodation - We recommend:
The Course is held at The Public Hall in Glenridding, just up the lane from the Corner Shop in the centre of the village.
http://www.cornershop.uk.com/ and Glenridding Mini Mart stock lots of yummy goodies if you forogt your lunch...
https://catstycam.com/ will supply you with any kit you may have forgotten also... we have everything you need right here!
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.