Bronze NNAS Training & Assessment

07/10/2020 - 08/10/2020

Coed y Brenin

Non-residential starting from £90.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Bronze Navigator Award
Training & Assessment

Award Description

Aim: To be able to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks.

Event Director

Ashley Charlwood - 100181

Awards Completed

Tutor Award


Mountain Bike navigation

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.

We will meet on the first day and then head out into Coed y Brenin for a day of practical learning and shorter sessions to help understand the different things to learn. On the second day we will meet at the same location and after a recap in the morning, we'll do a variety of short journeys to check you can navigate to that level.

The course will be mainly outdoors, so please dress appropriately, we will spend time on and off the bike, so a well maintained bike and good shoes are essential.

You'll need bring a pack lunch because we may take lunch on the trail. We will not move quickly on techmical terrain - the first is usually shorter in distance due to stop-start travelling to help explain difference techniques.

We will e-mail you 2 days before with final information.

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.

For a full syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award see below:

Bronze National Navigation Award Syllabus
  • Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
  • Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
  • Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
  • Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
  • Use an orientated map to confirm direction of travel.
  • Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
  • Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities and the Countryside Code.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

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Where And When

07/10/2020 09:00
08/10/2020 16:30
Total Days
Maximum Bookings
Coed y Brenin
Bwlch Y Ffordd
LL40 2HZ
United Kingdom


no-mad Adventures
01341 29 30 31


  • Non Residential

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Other Dates

27/03/2021 £90.00 Details