The Silver Award
The Silver National Navigation Award is a two day course set to develop your skills so that you can navigate in open country using compass bearings and natural landforms.
(Upon completing the course you’ll receive a formal qualification and certificate (SCQF level 4)).
Who's this for?
The course is ideal for participants who are confident in using a map to follow paths and tracks in lowland countryside terrain and want to learn how to navigate off path.
What we will cover
Setting and following compass bearings across open ground
Using pacing to measure distance
Estimating the time needed for height gain
Using landforms like hills, ridges, spurs and valleys to navigate
Adopting appropriate strategies for navigating from one point to another, using techniques like aiming off and attack points.
This course will be run from Cornalees, Greenock
2 days (1 Training, 1 Assessment)
1:8 maximum ratio
Check our our open courses or get in touch to arrange dates that work for you. If there's no open courses, then we will open one for you. Private bookings can be run at any time.
£80 per person (this course requires a minimum of 4 people to run)