Monday, November 17, 2014

NNAS Silver navigator award
Ravenstonedale, Howgill Fells
15th & 16th November 2014

NNAS Silver navigation skills course, based at Ravenstonedale. 

Saturday, we headed up onto Green Bell, learning skills along the way (bearings, pacing, contours, strategies, timings etc) and arrived at the summit of Green Bell at 6pm just as it went completely dark. After a bite to eat in the group shelter, we then navigated off the summit in the dark, reaching the Black Swan at 8pm, where we sat down for a fantastic meal.

On Sunday, they put their new skills into practice across Crosby Garrett Fell, finding Iron Age settlements, ponds, cairns and paths, with an amazing sunset to cap a great weekend. 

Another 6 proud NNAS Silver award holders...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Map Reading courses 2014

1-day Map Reading courses
Yorkshire Dales
February - November 2014

I've run over 20 1-day Map Reading courses throughout 2014, with 145 people attending - giving them the skills they need to head out to the hills.

Courses have been held at Reeth, Aysgarth Falls, Grassington, Malham and Malham Tarn, Fountains Abbey, and Marsden in the South Pennines. 

Here are a selection of photos from 2014, one from reach month....

Next year's courses are now online website