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Navigation for Walkers courses for 2018

Derek Jones is planning new courses for 2018. When he has about 20 names on the list an email is sent to everyone asking what days and dates they cannot attend. The courses (3 x 4 hour sessions) are then arranged to suit the responses and are at levels one or two.

Please contact Derek if you have any questions, or would like to go onto his list of interested people.

These courses have been a feature for a good few years, and many have benefited from them, including several Pathfinders members. Courses focus on appropriate levels of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) accreditation: Bronze & Silver. Programmes are mainly practical, and course charges cover registration, certificates, badges, assessment, maps, facilitation etc.

The 3 weekly sessions will run from 10am until 2pm and the cost in total will be £30.

If you have any queries please ask derek.jones@blueyonder.co.uk (0121 744 7881)

Typical Level 1 course for beginners and improvers; suitable for any walkers who wish to increase their map reading skills so as to be able to navigate with confidence – includes map reading, compass skills, basic navigation techniques; leading to (optionally) Bronze level in National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS).

For those who decide to be formally assessed for the Bronze National Navigation Award (NNAS) there will be an extra session arranged and cost for this session including registration and the certificate will be £10 in total.

Names are also being collected for Level 2 course which is suitable for those who already have first level skills.

Derek Jones, Trainer/Assessor.

Navigation for Walkers courses

Derek Jones, who runs these NNAS acredited courses, has recently contacted the club about the next round of courses he plans to run:

“I am starting a list of people interested in the next set of courses. How it works is when there are about 20 names on the list an email is sent to everyone asking what days and dates they cannot attend. The courses (3 x 4 hour sessions) are then arranged to suit the responses and are at levels one or two.”

Several club members have attended these courses in the past, and found them both enjoyable and of great value. If you would like to be added to Derek’s list for his next course, or want further information, please contact the club via our ‘Contact us’ page, and we will pass on your email to Derek.

Or contact him directly via derek.jones@blueyonder.co.uk .

North Wales Pilgrim’s way

Whilst a group of Pathfinders members were walking in Snowdonia, on our recent autumn weekend break, we met a couple of fellow walkers, and stopped for a chat. They told us about a new trail, which they had had some part in formulating, called the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. They have since sent us some leaflets, detailing what looks like a very attractive trail.

It runs from Holywell, in Denbighshire, along the north coast, down the Lleyn peninsula, finishing at Bardsey Island, a distance of 135 miles. Stamps can be collected for your ‘passport’ along the way.

Further information can be found at www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org