Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NNAS Bronze Award - navigation skills
28th & 29th July 2014
West Burton, Yorkshire Dales

2-day NNAS Bronze navigation skills course at West Burton, held on 28th & 29th July. 

Fantastic weather, beautiful landscapes and six more successful award holders! 

Map, compass and navigation skills are your passport to freedom on the hills... 

Well done to Jacqui, Emily, Mary, Donna, Paul and Andrew!

Next course (with availability). 

1st - 3rd August at Malham (1 place)

25th & 26th October at Buckden (2 places)


Sunday, July 27, 2014

1-day Map Reading course
Grassington, Yorkshire Dales

A group of 11 people spent the day learning how to:

  • Plan routes
  • Understand weather
  • Take the right kit and clothing
  • Map Skills
  • Compass Skills
  • Navigation Strategies
  • Relocation techniques
  • Get more from their walks!

Learning how to read a map and use a compass is your passport to freedom!

Map Reading courses

Monday, July 14, 2014

Yorkshire Dales Walking Weekender
Grinton, Swaledale
11th - 13th July 2014

The sun certainly shone for our Yorkshire Dales Walking Weekender, based at Grinton in beautiful Swaledale. 

We started the weekend with a Friday night pub get-together at the Bridge Inn. On Saturday we headed off for a full day's walk to Marrick Priory, up onto Fremington Edge and then down through Arkengarthdale in humid heat. 

Saturday night was our pub quiz night at the Bridge Inn, then on Sunday we headed up the 'Cote de Grinton Moor' to see the old lead mines, then across Harkerside Hill to the Iron Age hill-fort of Maiden Castle. We saw heron, grouse, lapwing, curlew, meadow pipit, ringed ouzel and a toad. 

Fantastic group of people and lots of interesting conversations and even a bit of philosophy!

Next Walking Weekender? 12th - 14th September, Snowdonia - VISIT OUR WEBSITE