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.

You can find full details of the NNAS courses below and we can deliver these specific for your group. Here’s a list of public courses we have coming up:

Get in touch if you’d like a bespoke course for your group

One day courses – Beginner to Advanced

We deliver a range of one day courses from introduction to navigation for complete beginners, to more complex navigating by contours and bearings, including night navigation sessions.

Bronze Award

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

You will 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.

As we are a registered NNAS provider you will gain a Level 1 qualification for completing the Bronze award. Course costs include registration and certificates.

Silver Award

A 12 hour course for those with some navigation experience who wish to improve their skills and confidence away from footpaths and be able to navigate across 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.

You will gain a Level 2 qualification for completing the Silver award. Course costs include registration and certificates.

National Navigation Gold Award

A 12 hour course for those who want to be navigational masters and be confident in poor visibility away from footpaths on remote, poorly defined terrain.

The course covers navigation in the open moorlands. You will develop skills required to navigate to detailed features, such as specific contour features and be masters in using pacing and timing to walk a route.

You will learn complex navigation strategies such as back bearings and using aspect of slope to identify your location, as well as gain the confidence to navigate in poor visibility and darkness.

You will gain a Level 3 qualification for completing the Gold award. Course costs include registration and certificates.