What to expect
It is not required to have the NNAS Bronze Certificate before signing up for the Silver level, BUT we prefer it if you have Bronze level! iIf you feel that you really are up to Silver Level, then please call Nicola on 07976 949488 before signing up, so we can discuss your previous experience.
If you demonstrate the correct understanding after 2 days intensive training and assessment, then you will walk away with a NNAS Silver Certificate and will be able to use this to either gain your Gold Award or put it towards a Mountain Leader Training course.
You will be crossing open fell, for short durations and this will not be on paths. Having said this we will travel very slowly over this ground and ensure the safety of participants. We will mostly only be walking over grassey tussocks, boggy area and occasional rocky sections which will not be technical, but will be off path.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FROM THE GOVERNMENT AT THE TIME OF THE COURSE WITH REGARDS TO COVID-19, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PPE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, AND ALSO REGULATIONS SPECIFIED BY NNAS. If regulations change and we cannot deliver this course, there will be the option to swap to different course or ask for a full course refund.
What will you learn?
What are the benefits?
Who is it for?
Fell Walkers, especially those wishing to up into the mountains, Nordic Walkers who wish to go exploring without a guide & Nordic Instructors. Road & Trail runners new to navigation who wish to explore new routes.
This is an intermediate-level course for navigation for personal development & will give you a NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Silver Award, assuming you are able to demonstrate a good understanding and application of the skills being learnt on the course.
It is not a requirement to have the Bronze NNAS in order to participate on this 2 day course, although if you do not already have this certificate and are unsure if to attend Bronze or Silver level, please contact our instructor, Nicola to discuss you experience in Navigation.
Meeting place: GLENRIDDING PUBLIC HALL, GLENRIDDING CA11 0PA
The course is based around the fells of the Patterdale Valley, this could be either side. Conditions dependant.
What to bring
Meet your coach - Nicky Sproson: Your navigation expert
Nicola is the inspiration behind Nics Nordic Walks, 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.