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

Marsden Walking Festival – Introduction to Navigation course

22nd September 2019 – 10am – 4pm, Marsden, Huddersfield £35

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!

2nd, 9th and 16th May, 5.30pm – 9.30pm Marsden, West Yorkshire

29th and 30th June – 10am – 4pm – Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham

All courses cost £75 per person for the two days and need a minimum of 4 people to run.

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.

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.

13th and 14th April 2019, 9-5pm Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham

26th and 27th October 2019, 9-5pm Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham

Cost £100 per person, minimum 4 people to run.

If you’ve previously done a Bronze course with us you’ll get a discount!

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.