Testimonials

Private Group Weekend Course

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such a brilliant navigation course. I really learnt so much: the first day I realised how much more there was to learn and the second day I felt that I built my confidence hugely with both map-reading and using a compass. And it was all so supportive and enjoyable. Thank you so much for creating such a supportive atmosphere and sharing your expertise. I can't wait to get out in the hills again to put it all into practice. Hope to be able to walk with you again sometime soon.
-- Alison, Cambridge

 

NNAS Silver Navigation Feedback

Enjoyed it all as it was a lovely little group, well led, relaxed and fun. ..good pace to the learning and loads of opportunities for practicing the skills being taught. Nicely done.

-- Liz, Cambridge

NNAS Silver Navigation Feedback

Really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain more confidence in their navigation skills.

-- Helen, Huddersfield

NNAS Silver Navigation Feedback

 All in all, a really well-planned course with a patient, encouraging instructor, loads of practice time, and with beautiful scenery to enjoy while learning! I definitely feel more confident about tackling trickier route-finding now.

-- Danielle, Cambridge

Map Reading Skills Feedback

I enjoyed the day a lot so thank you.  I did not feel too overloaded with information so the balance between practical and theory was good.

-- Andrea, Sheffield

 

NNAS Bronze Level Feedback

Did the course meet your expectations?  
Yes and in a way exceeded in that I had not expected to feel so skilled up (at this level – more to learn)
 -- Janet, London

 

Sheffield Telegraph

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NNAS Silver Level Feedback

It was hard work, as we learned such a lot, but that was the whole point. The explanations were really clear and we had lots of examples to work through during both days. I felt completely fine to give it a go, as we learned a lot from our mistakes and the day had a supportive feel where we were figuring it out together.

It’s left me feeling really encouraged to learn more and to get outside and practice!
 -- Helen, Cambridge

 

NNAS Silver Level Feedback

I enjoyed it all.  I thought there was the right balance of classroom and practical content.  Clare’s method of assessment was good in that we were being continually assessed during the two days without being too conscious of it.  Clare was mentally noting when we had mastered particular skills and techniques.  She quizzed us on more general issues when we stopped for lunch in a relaxed conversational way.  The course was challenging but in a relaxed enjoyable way which created the right environment for learning.
 -- Sarah, Nottingham

 

NNAS Silver Level Feedback

The course was really good.  Clare, you definitely know your stuff and I had every confidence that you knew exactly what you were talking about.  I feel I consolidated some of the learning from Bronze and at this stage feel much more confident with timings, pacing and I definitely should be able to find my way.  I now just need to practice so I build on what I’ve learnt!  
 -- Deborah, Kenilworth

 

NNAS Bronze Level Feedback

"I thought that there would be more compass work (what I thought I needed), but in fact I just needed to be able to interpret a map better!

 

What aspect of the course did you enjoy most /least?

Most: realizing how much info is actually on a map, if I learn to see it, and gaining the confidence to follow it!

Least: having to create a walk from scratch - simply because it was so difficult, but this was probably one of the most valuable parts of the course – something I will actually use.

Thanks, Clare. I really enjoyed the weekend.  Learned valuable skills that I will definitely use, and I intend to create a walk of my own very soon. "

 -- Helen, Sheffield

 

 "Clare organised a course for some of us doing the final leg of our Land's End to John O'Groats walk. This final 210 miles was through very remote parts of Scotland - no phone signal, no roads, etc, etc - so good navigation skills essential. The course was very well put together. It was an excellent mix of theory and practice. We learned a lot, as well as having a good time - and we got to John O'Groats with no wrong turns!"
 -- Caroline

 

"I always struggled to learn how to use a compass, but Clare really encouraged me and we had a great day out AND I learned lots from her!"

 -- Jo, Hebden Bridge

 

"As a woman from the city with a short attention span, Clare had her work cut out.  She taught me my navigation skills in a clear, logical manner with amazing patience and humour. Incredibly, due to her expertise, I passed the Walking Group Leader Award and now work in the outdoor industry."  
-- Vicky, London

"Clare is patient and gives excellent tuition. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her subject area which makes her courses fun too! I recommend her without any hesitation." 
-- Jo, Leeds

"Clare is a kind and experienced teacher. The course fulfilled my expectations and taught me the importance of good map reading. With patience and good humour, Clare built up my skills and confidence in orienteering."
 -- Ruth, Bath