Navigation Training Weekend - Bronze NNAS Navigator Award
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This is a great opportunity to develop your basic map reading skills with this FREE professional outdoor course held in the Peak District this summer.
Cover essential map reading skills on this two day course where you'll learn how to use 'handrail features' like paths and walls to guide you along your way as well learning how to measure distance, understand grid references and plan your own routes. You’ll also learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to use it with your map to ensure you don’t get lost. The Bronze Award will take you from relying on friends or guidebooks to being able to plan a walk and follow it successfully.
The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside. Their Navigator Awards give lovers of the outdoors, whatever their sport, age or fitness, the freedom to explore the paths, trails, hills and mountains of Britain. Progress through the Bronze and Silver Awards to take you from being an absolute map and compass novice to become an expert navigator.
The course will run from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and you must attend both days in full to be eligible for the award. There is small certificate fee of £5 that will need paying to the event leader on the weekend (OutdoorLads will cover this cost for active leaders - please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like us to pay this for you.)
This course will be led by an OutdoorLads Leader and run jointly with his own outdoor business so there will be non-ODL members on the course with you. The course is being offered not by OutdoorLads, but by MountainXperience, free of charge to OutdoorLads members. Places are very limited to please only sign up if you're certain you're able to attend.
If you're not local to the Peak District you'll need to arrange your own accommodation nearby.
You can find out more about the course and a full syllabus at www.mountainxperience.uk/bronze-nnas-award.html
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- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
- The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of taste and/or smell.
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- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
- Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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What to bring
You'll need outdoor kit for a whole weekend in the hills whatever the weather! You will need an Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 Explorer map for the Peak District Dark Peak area and a compass.
Food & drink
You'll need food and drink for a whole weekend in the hills.