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NNAS Bronze Award



Key Features

Outdoor Skills


All Year


Qualified Instructor


North Downs, South Downs


Downland, Forest, Heathland

Walking Days




Beginner, Couples, Experienced Walkers, Group, Solo Walkers

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Duration: Two full days (09.30-16.30)

Location: West Sussex section of the South Downs near Arundel or the Surrey Hills near Dorking

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.  Use of maps and compasses are included for the duration of the course.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information or to discuss selecting the right course for you.


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