Navigation courses

You’ve walked some great routes but have always been with a group and you’re keen to get out on the hill, either on your own or leading a group of friends.

Or maybe you have a dream adventure you’re planning and want to ensure you have a great time and succeed.

Tinkadventures can provide a range of navigational courses should you wish to build your confidence in the outdoors and increase your skills map reading. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never used a map or if you’re confident being out and want to get never get lost again!

Our range of courses cover the basics to get you started, right through to advanced techniques.  We are also registered National Navigation Awards Scheme Providers. 

Short Courses – Beginner to Advanced

Short navigation courses

Intro to navigation

Learn the basics of navigation to create some great walking routes of your own.

Navigation Masterclass

Learn the skills to navigate confidently away from footpaths and marked trails.

9th July – 5.30pm -9.30pm – Marsden, Huddersfield £40 (this is the first session of the NNAS Silver)

National Navigation Bronze Award

The NNAS Bronze course is an entry level navigation course, delivered over 12 hours and is aimed at individuals with no prior navigation experience.

Learn to navigate in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features. The course covers basic map interpretation and compass work. By the end of the course you will be confident to undertake countryside and low level walks anywhere in the UK.

The Bronze award covers a mix of indoor exercises to build skills and outside navigation practice, so be prepared to be out on the hill for some of the time – whatever the weather!

Bronze dates:

  • TBC

All courses cost £85 per person for the two days, including NNAS certification.

Courses subject to minimum of 3 people booking

National Navigation Silver Award

A 16 hour course for those with some navigation experience who wish to improve their skills and confidence away from footpaths. This course is perfect if you are looking to be assessed for the Hill & Moorland Leader award and want to ensure you are confident with your navigation.

The course covers navigation in the open countryside. You will develop skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. You will also learn accurate compass work and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point.

By the end of the two days you will be confident in getting off the paths and tracks on hill walks, and will be able to measure distances over rough terrain.

Silver Dates:

9th, 16th, 23rd July 5.30pm -9.30pm – Marsden, Huddersfield

All courses cost £95 per person for the two days, including NNAS certification.

Courses subject to minimum of 3 people booking

National Navigation Gold Award

A 16 hour course for those who want to be navigational masters and be confident in poor visibility away from footpaths on remote, poorly defined terrain.

This is a perfect course for Mountain Leader Trainees keen to ensure that their navigation is up to the standard required for assessment.

The course covers navigation in the open moorlands. You will develop skills required to navigate to detailed features. You will learn complex navigation strategies of back bearings and using aspect of slope to identify your location as well as gain the confident to navigate in poor visibility and darkness.

For the Gold award you will be sent a home paper to complete prior to the training/assessment course.

Gold Dates:

To be announced!

All courses cost £125 per person for the two days, including NNAS certification.

Courses subject to minimum of 3 people booking

We can also deliver tailored courses (either 1:1 or for your group) so contact us at emily@tinkadventures.com for more information and to discuss your needs.