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National Navigation Award Silver Course 29-30/03/19

A 2 day fully practical non-residential course on Dartmoor following the NNAS Silver syllabus and assessment criteria. Ideally you will have completed the NNAS bronze course already or be capable of completing tasks in the bronze syllabus (see www.nnas.org.uk). Please bring full waterproofs including gaiters, a packed lunch, and dress warmly. If you own a […]

Navigation Workshop at Venford 19/03/19 10am-4pm

A Navigation Workshop suitable for all skill levels. There is no syllabus, we just gauge your current skill level and aim to move you on a bit. You will need to dress warmly and bring waterproofs, stout footwear, a good packed lunch. If you own them a Silva (type 4) compass and OS sheet OL28 […]

Bronze National Navigation Award course 25-26/03/19

A chance to complete the introductory course of the National Navigation Award scheme, laying a firm foundation for your navigation learning. A great way to get started. The course concentrates on map orientation, judging distance and following linear features. To find out more email adrian@hillwise.co.uk or text to 07740983334

NNAS Courses in March 2018

Coming up in March 2018 we have two National Navigation Award courses on the 2nd and 3rd of March we are running a Silver course at Venford (day 1) and Shipley Bridge (day 2) and then on the 12th and 13th of March we are running a Bronze course at Haytor and Trendlebeare. Both courses […]

NNAS Courses running in 2017

We have two more National Navigation Award Scheme courses running on Dartmoor this year: 19-20/06/17 NNAS Bronze course at Haytor and area cost £70 (non residential). 18-19/09/17 NNAS Silver course at Venford Reservoir and Shipley Bridge, cost £70 (non-residential). Before booking on the silver course please ensure you either hold the bronze award or are […]

Review of PHD Tundra Jacket

PHD Tundra jacket review…….a study in evolution. Back in the day, back when I was young and short of cash Mountain Equipment produced the “Mountain Jacket” I should say THE Mountain Jacket. To my mind this garment was the bees knees able to compete with anything that is produced to this day. The jacket was […]

Courses in March 2017

We have an NNAS Bronze course running on the 13th and 14th of March (non-residential) at a cost of £60 per person. The 1st day will run from  Haytor lower car park and the second from Trendlebeare down car park (just past the cattle grid). Both days will be 9-5 with a little “Homework” overnight. […]

Autumn Navigation and Backpacking courses.

We have just posted details of our Navigation Workshops and Expedition Workshops for September and October on the Moorland Guides website so if you need to tweak your navigation or want to make the jump from daywalker to multi-day backpacker why not sign up! If you do miss these there will be more, but after […]

Upcoming courses

Our 2016 courses have been very busy so far, but there are a few vacancies left: Currently there are 2 places on our Navigation workshop on 29/02/16, a space on out Night Navigation workshop at Haytor on 11/03/16,  and 6 places on the Navigation Workshop at Cold East Cross on 11/04/16. Book now to avoid […]

Suzanne passes her Hill and Moorland Leader Award

Hillwise are pleased to announce that Suzanne Partridge last weekend passed her Hill and Moorland Leader Award, a Mountain Training qualification that allows her to lead groups on moorland and hills which don’t entail scrambling, ropes etc. This means she can now take a more active role in the business when required, as well as […]