What the course is about:
The Bronze National Navigation Award is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by Peak Confidence on behalf of NNAS.
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.
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.
What you will cover:
Two days navigation training both in the classroom and out on the hills.
What to bring:
· Warm clothes – we will spend a lot of time moving slowly so more layers than you would expect
· Sturdy walking boots with good grip
· Waterproof jacket and trousers, with taped seams.
· Lunch, snacks and a hot drink.
· A compass – Silva type 4 with a good size base plate is ideal.
· Ordnance Survey map of the area – OL4 1:25,000.
About Peak Confidence:
Peak Confidence is born out of a vision that the mountains needn’t solely be the playground of bearded men and grizzled mountain guides. Our aim is for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to be able to learn new skills and to enjoy the hills with newfound confidence in their abilities. We run courses in the beautiful Lake District with our supportive guides on hand to show you all the best hidden spots.
Some of our weekends are exclusively for women, others are mixed, and all are a comfortable environment to ask questions and learn from each other. There are a range of different events on offer, from navigation and walking, to rock climbing and beginners fell running.
About your instructor:
Hi, I’m Rebecca. I have always enjoyed the outdoors. I spent most of my adult life based in London spending many a weekend travelling up to the national parks for climbing and running. Three years ago I started living in the Lake District so that I could spend more time doing what I love.
I have worked for many years with adults and young people who have mental health problems, and alcohol and substance use issues. I believe the best way to improve people’s lives is to empower them to take responsibility for their own recovery and I am passionate about supporting people through this and giving them the tools to do it successfully. I have put this into action through working and volunteering for organisations such as St Mungo’s, local church organisations and the NHS, and I am also an expedition leader for British Exploring Society expeditions.
I have completed several ultramarathons and enjoy fell running as a way to explore the hills. When the weather allows, I also enjoy climbing and I am particularly excited by big, mountaineering multi-pitch climbs which allow me to explore remoter parts of the mountains. I hold Summer Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor and Outdoor First Aid qualifications
My leadership style has been described as ‘calm, well informed, quietly clear and powerful while easy going’. My aim is the bring out the best in students and allowing them to work things out for themselves while also realising how much potential they have.
Accommodation - We recommend:
· Borrowdale YHA
· Chapel House Farm Campsite
· Stonethwaite National Trust Campsite
· Local cottages
|Thu 10 Mar 22||NNAS Silver National Navigation Award|
|Wed 13 Apr 22||Nav for Runners + Mountain Marathons|
|Thu 14 Apr 22||Beginners Mountain Running|
|Thu 16 Jun 22||NNAS Silver National Navigation Award|
|Sat 18 Jun 22||NNAS Bronze National Navigation Award|