Monday, February 09, 2015

NNAS Straight to Silver nav skills course

NNAS Straight to Silver navigation skills course
6 - 8 February 2015
Buckden, Upper Wharfedale

3 great days of cold frosty nights and crystal clear days in Upper Wharfedale, based at Buckden. 6 participants, and all 6 are now proud NNAS Silver award holders!

Day One: Key skills - map, compass, route planning, weather, kit, navigation strategies. Route; Buckden, Dales Way, Starbotton, Walden Road, Buckden Lead Mine.

Day Two: Upland skills - bearings, pacing, terrain, timings, contours, night navigation (poor visibility). Route: Buckden Rake, Keld, Chapel Moor, Scar House and Hubberholme

Day Three: Consolidation - each person navigated a 1 - 2 km leg across the moors of Stake Moss to find ponds, shake holes, enclosures and Iron Age settlements.

Navigation Skills website

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