Intermediate Navigation Course (2 days)


On this two-day course you will consolidate what you’ve learned on the beginner’s course and take your skills to the next level. Price is per person. If you are interested in gaining a certificate, the Silver NNAS Navigation Award is an intermediate 2-day course which may interest you.

Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9:30am – 4:30p.m
Distance: Maximum of 10km with 500m height gain

SKU: N/A Category:

On this two-day course, you will consolidate what you’ve learned on the Beginner’s course and take your skills to the next level. This course will take place on more challenging terrain, using a combination of recognised paths and bridleways as well as walking off the path on uneven and rocky terrain

Course Objectives

  • Recognise and understand land features and forms to use as navigational aids
  • How to plan and use more complex navigational strategies
  • How to recognise and correct navigational errors
  • Using the compass to measure distance
  • How to take bearings with a compass
  • How to use pacing and timing over open terrain
  • Understand the basics of route finding in poor visibility or darkness
  • Learn and understand navigational techniques including hand-railing, aiming off and attack points
  • You will learn about personal kit and equipment to carry in more remote areas
  • Using weather forecasts to plan ahead
  • Understand and have an awareness of local and national access issues or legislation


  • Boots and/or appropriate footwear for rocky and uneven terrain
  • Spare layers, hats & gloves
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Map and compass (can be provided if required)
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Food, snacks, and enough water for the day
  • Head-torch

Location and the exact meeting point will be decided closer to the date. All courses and route choice are dependent on weather conditions.


4-5 May 2024, 26-27 October 2024

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