The Silver Award

Course Description:

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.

Walk in the Wild

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

In Brief

  • 2 days (1 Training, 1 Assessment)

  • Navigation Course

  • 1:8 maximum ratio

  • Formal Qualification


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.

Course Price

£80 per person (this course requires a minimum of 4 people to run)