Being able to look after you and your family in the hills and mountains of the UK doesn’t have to be just your responsibility. Why not get the whole family involved and share the load … and the fun? Learning to read a map and use a compass are essential outdoor skills that adults and children of any age can learn.
The National Navigation Award Scheme is a personal performance qualification suitable for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the British countryside. Our courses take place over a weekend and are designed to keep the interest of both adults and children with fun and active sessions out and about in the hills. The ‘classroom’ sessions are deliberately kept short to allow the most amount of time actually ‘doing’.
If you’ve been lucky enough to come on one of our navigation weekends in Snowdonia or the Peak District and would like to develop your mountain navigation even more then we can highly recommend the Ultimate Navigation Manual by expert navigator Lyle Brotherton.
This comprehensive guide is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced navigators. The book will take you through all the techniques required to become an expert navigator from the fundamental principals through to the advanced technology of GPS devices.
Despite the unusual name, Shaven Raspberry is the website of Scott Amos and Lyle Brotherton, two mountain rescue team members with 30 years experience and a passion for navigation. Their small organisation is dedicated to sourcing and developing quality navigation aids, tools and products for hill walkers, mountaineers, navigators and outdoor enthusiasts. They supply essential navigation tools to mountain rescue and search and rescue teams, outdoor instructors, the military and the emergency services.
If you’ve come here looking for help improving your outdoor skills then you’re in the right place. These FREE resources will help you get started with map reading and outdoor navigation and then when you’re ready for the next step, try our Introduction to Mountain Navigation, Bronze NNAS Navigator Award or Silver NNAS Navigator Award courses.