Silver Navigation

Date: 7th October 2017

Price: £85.00

Day 1, Saturday 7th October 2017 and Day 2, Sunday 8th October 2017.

Meet at 10am in the car park beside the Falkland Library, Back Wynd, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BX 

NNAS Silver navigator award is a National standard recognised by Mountain Training, Glenmore Lodge, British Orienteering and has recently been officially accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4. It follows on from the hugely popular Bronze award by introducing compass bearings and map contours.

This is a twelve hour course held over two six hour days which includes the assessment in the second half of day two. On successful completion of the award you will be able to relate small hills, prominent re-entrants and spurs to their corresponding map contours. Measure distance by timing and pacing. Use a compass to accurately follow a bearing, aim off, check the direction of handrails and other linear features.

These are predominantly outdoor, practical days, there is no planned classroom work involved, please dress and equip yourself for a day on the hills and bring any food and drink you may need. See the What do I need? link above for more information, or contact me.

Please bring a suitable compass of a type similar to a Silva type 4 marked with degrees. I will provide relevant maps.

A certificate of competence will be issued to those who complete the course assessment.

The cost of the two day, 12 hour course, is £85 per person

Places are limited to six only, please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Availability: this trip is fully booked