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Beginner Navigation Course in the Chilterns
Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th October 2018

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Once again, we'll be hosting one of our popular navigation training weekends where you'll be able to learn from experienced and qualified outdoor instructors who will help you become a more competent navigator. We'll be following the syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award and on successful completion of the weekend, you'll be awarded a certificate for this nationally recognised qualification.


The aims of the National Navigation Award Scheme are simple – to give lovers of the outdoors, whatever their sport, age or fitness, the freedom to explore the paths, trails, hills and mountains of Britain and abroad. Progressing through the scheme will take you from being an absolute map and compass novice right through to becoming an expert navigator. You'll spend two fulls days in the Chilterns in a small group of no more than 8 giving you lots of personal practice, the chance to ask questions and really gain confidence in your skills. 

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with little or no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included. The full syllabus is available to view on the NNAS website.



Your course starts both mornings outside Tring Railway Station (being just 35 minutes on the train from central London and close to the M1, this is a great location). After you've been introduced to your instructors for the weekend, you'll head straight out into the countryside to get started. Each day will end back in Tring around 5pm. You're welcome to go home and come back the next day or there are numerous accommodation options locally for those who'd like to stay in the area. Sunday will be another full day in the hills before returning to Tring mid-afternoon for a debrief.


You can download our recommended kit list HERE.

Please note that for this course a compass is ESSENTIAL. Map extracts will be provided but if you have your own please bring it along. You'll need a packed lunch and drinks for both days.


Great fun - I would recommend to anyone wishing to advance or refresh their navigation skills
I feel much more confident after what I’ve learned - even re-instilling things I’d forgotten I’d done!
Met so many like-minded people and improved my navigation skills - a really fun weekend, thank you!
Knowledgeable, fun and friendly instructors. My first time with EC and I would highly recommend doing one of their courses


  • Price for EC CLUB Members - £149

  • Price for non EC CLUB Members - £164

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If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.