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The Bronze Navigator Award (NNAS)


  • Dovestone Reservoir and surrounding area Greenfield Oldham OL3 7NE United Kingdom (map)
The National Navigation Award Scheme

The National Navigation Award Scheme

UProjects are registered providers of the National Navigation Award (NNAS), join our friendly qualified mountain leaders for your Bronze Navigator Award.

cost £85.00

Delivered over 2 days (10:00 - 16:00 both days).

This practical hands-on award 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 National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.

The syllabus of the Bronze Navigator Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.

Find your way with NNAS

Find your way with NNAS

Over 2 fun days you will learn how to……

  • 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 the 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.

Earlier Event: 8 June
Mount Snowdon Guided Walk
Later Event: 13 July
Ben Nevis