Navigation for Nordic Walkers 1 Day Course for NW Instructors & Clients - 4th June 2017

Introduction into Basic Navigation Techniques (Personal Development)

Date: 4th June 2017

Who is it for?

  • Anybody who wants to get a better understanding of navigation using a map & compass
  • For use when planning your walks for your groups
  • Personal use for venturing into the hills & mountains
  • Those who want to start running in the mountains

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding how to use a map & compass in order to navigate a chosen route, outside of towns & parks
  • Grow your confidence to take people further afield, but with-in your qualification's perimeter's
  • Use this course to help you gain your Walking Leader Qualification (It will set you on the right track, giving you a good understanding of navigation, not give you the course work or qualification)
  • Increase your earning potential by being able to plan breath taking routes

What will I learn?

  • How to read a map, understand contours & features
  • How to use a compass in conjunction with your map
  • How to orientate your map
  • How to set a bearing
  • How to plan a route
  • Some safe navigational techniques
  • Identify hazards

Level and entry requirements

This is an entry-level course into navigation for personal development & will give you the 1st day of a NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) Bronze Award. Join the 2 day course in order to pass your NNAS bronze award. - READ MORE HERE

No qualifications are needed in order to participate on this 1 day course.

What do I need?

  • CompassHarvey/BMC 1:40'000 map of the Lake District/Ordnance Survey 1:25'000 OL5 
  • Full waterproof cover (Jacket and Pants), these must be taped seems, please call to discuss if your not sure. 
  • Clothing suitable for the countryside & time of year - We will not be moving quickly, so please account for that in your clothing selection. 
  • 1 spare warm top, not cotton please. Wool or synthetic will be fine
  • Suitable footwear for wet ground, preferably off road walking/running shoes suitable for NW.
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Lunch, day-food & water.

Mountain Run will supply:

  • A map of the local area we are to use
  • The location is Glenridding Public Hall, Glenridding, CA11 0PA.
  • Tea/Coffee at the event location.
  • Notes for you to take away, as there is always a lot to absorb.
  • Compass should you need one, but we encourage you to buy you own, as you will need one after the course. 


How to get there:

  • Drive to Glenridding via the A592 (either from the South [Kirkstone Pass] or the North [Junc 40 M6/Penrith]
  • Park in the main carpark next to the Ullswater Information Centre
  • Walk over the main bridge and take a left turn just before the local shop 'Sharmans', this is directly you step off the bridge. 
  • Walk up the road for 300m passing CatstyCam Outdoors on your left and the Glenridding Public Hall is on your right. 
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Course duration and delivery

1-day theory & practical based course lasting 8 hours in total


£69 for qualified level 2 CYQ NW Instructors

£110 for non-qualified participants (NWUK members to the Passport Scheme receive a discount for this course - pay £90.00 - See Membership info for NWUK))

Please email Kaye Lay at NWUK to book this course -

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