Learn how to competently and confidently navigate with Hillgoers. As a provider for the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS), our Mountain Leaders have been trained to teach navigation and have the NNAS Tutor Award Qualification. We will methodically teach you to navigate safety through Scotland’s hills, mountains, forests and glens.
Hillgoers' navigation courses typically consist of some indoor lessons and day or two outside, where you can immediately put into practice what you learn from the leaders.
While not a requirement, it's possible to gain a navigation award - Bronze, Silver or Gold from NNAS. The Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.
Most of our guides also volunteer for Duke of Edinburgh (DofE), leading groups or assessing expeditions. In their experience, the DofE candidates are often better navigators than their parents, which is a little embarrassing! Why not put your skills to the test and try this as a family activity?
We also love to go wild camping and would be happy to help you get safely started with these adventures!