North Downs, South Downs
Downland, Forest, Heathland
Couples, Experienced Walkers, Group, Solo Walkers, Beginner
Suitable for both beginners and intermediates, this two-day map reading course on either the South Downs or North Downs covers the principles of navigation in more detail than our one-day course and leads to a nationally recognised qualification in navigation. The assessment element takes place on day two with a home paper also being required to be completed.
NNAS Awards are ideal for DofE supervisors, DofE Bronze award candidates, teachers and leaders who either do not hold national governing body awards, or are developing skills towards them (e.g. Lowland Leader, Mountain Leader), leisure walkers, photographers, horse riders, cyclists or anyone who works in lowland countryside. No previous experience is required although a degree of personal fitness is recommended.
We are proud to have been running NNAS courses for over ten years and are recognised as one of the region's leading providers - please do take a look at our Testimonials
Learning is informal and relaxed, with plenty of practical experience out in the South Downs and Surrey Hills, within a small group of up to 8 people. We cover around 6 to 8 miles each day, following paths across farmland, valleys, riversides, woodland, hills and downland in the Sussex and Surrey countryside. The locations we use are easily accessible from London and are convenient for public transport if required.
Duration: Two full days (typically 09.30-16.30)
Location: West Sussex section of the South Downs or the Surrey Hills
For NNAS Bronze courses we work at a ratio of 1:8.
Your course is led by an extremely experienced and qualified outdoor instructor. They are a qualified to a minimum MTA Mountain Leader level and also have extensive experience leading and instructing in the area. All our instructors are also outdoor first aid qualified and DBS checked. Please organise your own accommodation for the course, if required as well as a packed lunch each day. Use of maps and compasses are included for the duration of the course.