Monday, April 08, 2019

Boots and Beer Walking Weekender

Boots and Beer Walking Weekender
Alwinton, Northumberland
5th - 7th April 2019

A wonderful weekend of great walks across the Cheviots, misty hills, good company and a cracking pub - the Rose and Thistle.

The 'adventurous' walk headed up onto Windy Gyle (619m), high on the Border Ridge between England and Scotland.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

NNAS Gold Training course

NNAS Gold Navigation Skills
Hawes, Wensleydale
March 2019

This advanced 2-day course took us up onto the fells above Wensleydale, including Lovely Seat (675m) and Addlebrough / Greenber Edge area above Aysgarth. This course gives people the skills to navigate across complex and demanding terrain, away from paths and tracks, with an emphasis on contour interpretation.

Lovely Seat is one of the finest fells in the Yorkshire Dales, but the route to its summit from Sedbusk is also one of the most challenging, with no paths and miles of peat hags, stream channels and bog! This made for perfect terrain and conditions for this course.

This course was accredited to the National Navigation Award Scheme's 'Gold' Award

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NNAS Silver Navigation Skills course

NNAS Silver Navigation Skills course
Hawes, Wensleydale
March 2019

This 3 day course took us up onto the fells above Wensleydale, including Drumaldrace, Addlebrough and the Roman Road, whilst learning the skills, techniques and strategies for navigating across Open Country. Compass bearings, night navigation, pacing, contours... plus much more!

We had rain, strong winds, hail and sun, which made for an enjoyable and adventurous couple of days.

The course was accredited to the National Navigation Award Scheme 'Silver' award.

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