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NNAS Course Dates and Prices 2013, by Peak Navigation Courses

Peak Navigation Courses Dates for our NNAS training and Assessment Courses 2013.
Peak Navigation Courses have now finalised the dates for their NNAS courses in 2013. Our cost for these 2 day NNAS Courses is £85 (non residential).
Bronze NNAS: 25th and 26th May 12th and 13th October 9th and 10th November both daysbased from Foolow 
in the Peak District

Silver NNAS: 1st and 2nd June 19th and 20th October 16th and 17th November day 1, based from Foolow;
day 2, near Edale

For the Bronze and Silver courses, you don’t have to commit to a whole weekend, you can mix and match the dates to suit you,    i.e. for bronze you could have day 1 on 25th May and day 2 on 13th October.

Gold NNAS Training:Based on Keswick in the Lake District 26th and 27th October Mike and Jane who run Peak Navigation Courses are both qualified International Mountain Leaders.

NNAS Courses being run by Peak Navigation Courses

NNAS Courses being run by Peak Navigation Courses
Peak Navigation Courses are pleased to now be delivering NNAS (National Navigation Awards) in The Peak District.We have recently been accredited as NNAS trainers and will be adding a full list of courses into our autumn programme.It will however be possible to gain the silver award by arrangement (completing both our Introduction to Moorland Navigation Course and our Intermediate Navigation Course with some assessment built in).
The Bronze training and assessment will be a two day course based from the village of Foolow.The two days can be consecutive or spaced out over different weekends.Day one being our normal 1st Steps to map reading and navigation course but day two being a newly devised day specific to the bronze syllabus and allowing time for assessment.

The silver training and assessment will follow the present courses that we run, Introduction to Moorland Navigation (based from Foolow) and Intermediate Navigation (on Kinder Scout…

Winter Navigation in the Snow

Navigation in the Snow
Peak Navigation Courses run navigation training throughout the year in The Peak district National Park.For the past two weeks we have been enjoying (?) some snowy conditions which give a different slant to walking and navigating in the hills.
Yesterdays “Intermediate” Navigation Course went ahead albeit with an altered itinerary. Just walking in deep snow takes substantially more effort which is compounded when walking off path and through steep terrain.There was further heavy snowfall through the night before the course and only four of the eight booked made it through (though this did include students attending from Cambridge and Luton).
Then it was off path taking various zig zags from one attack point to another through “The Cloughs” to locate the wreckage of two old aircraft wrecks.
A further steep ascent to The Wool Packs led us to the Edge Path which we followed practising pacing and timing locating various points before our steep descent off path to the bo…