If you’re new to navigation, whether you’ve been walking for a while and relying on guidebooks or other people, or you’re new to the outdoors, the Bronze National Navigation Award is for you.

You’ll learn from an experienced and qualified instructor who will guide you through the essentials of map reading in a focussed and structured way. You’ll gain confidence and by the end of your course you’ll be able to plan suitable walks and navigate round them with confidence.

The skills you’ll learn will help you explore the thousands of miles of paths, tracks and trails across the UK and further afield. National Navigation Award courses are run the length and breadth of the UK so you should find one near your desired location.

Courses can be run as a series of short classes, day-based or weekend long courses. Whatever your requirements you’ll find a course to suit.  Using a map and a compass is a practical skill, and your course will involve plenty of opportunity to practice the essential skills.  They may also be indoor sessions to back up the practical work.

Next Steps

Click on the Bronze Award link to the right to find the right course for you, book a course and enjoy the freedom to explore.

If you’re not sure if Bronze is right for you, then check out what our improvers navigation courses involve.