Navigation in the countryside using skills acquired at bronze level and adding skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point.
A 2 day course for those who would like to improve their map reading and learn, or improve, compass skills. You will learn how to use the map and compass to aid you in both good and bad visibility. You will cover strategies to help you relocate and navigate across open moorland. You will also cover safety and access in the hills. For those who require a NNAS certificate, this can be ordered and paid for on successful completion of the course (£10 fee). Accessible by public transport. Local accommodation information provided. Course content: Interpreting contour lines Using a compass to walk on a bearing, back bearings Aiming off, attack points, catching features and handrails Timing and pacing Route finding in poor visibility Access to the Countryside Safety and emergency procedures What to take / wear in the hills For a full list of course content visit the NNAS website.