Dartmoor NNAS navigator award

Aquila Outdoor Adventures are Devon’s National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) specialists in Dartmoor.

Aquila Outdoor Adventures are Dartmoor’s local Navigation Award Scheme provider offering three different Awards of Navigation, Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Each award scheme is a program that encourages individuals of all ages to learn navigation skills and increase their self-assurance to explore and appreciate the natural environment. It is an individual-based, non-competitive program that rewards personal progress.

Adventure activities suited for a wide range of age groups and abilities set in the stunning location of Dartmoor National Park.

These awards run out of Dartmoor Activity Centre at Haytor Dartmoor, with the kind help and support of the Dartmoor Activity Centre team.

Dartmoor Activity Centre, Broadleas, Haytor, Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XS

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NNAS Bronze Navigator Award

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.

NNAS Silver Navigator Award

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features & places but also teaches accurate compass work & navigational techniques to cross open country.

NNAS Gold Navigator Award

The Gold Navigator Award builds on the skills acquired at the Bronze and Silver levels and adds techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features both large and small, now includes pre and post-course question papers.

Why not come and join us for some great experiences and memories.

We can build a program around the needs of young people and adults, ranging from: Climbing & Abseiling, indoors and out, Rock Climbing, Hill & Moorland walking & Navigation, D of E training & expeditions, NNAS training & Assesments, Survival skills and challenges and also Team building.

Survival Skills & Challenges

All sessions are bespoke and built around your group requirements and can include Firelighting, Shelter, Outdoor Safety and Water Sourcing.

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Climbing & Abseiling

Our sessions can be tailor made to suit your skills and experience, or even come and try for your first time.

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Rock Climbing

We can arrange a bespoke session at any of Devon's top climbing centres or even enjoy the sunshine on one of Dartmoor's awesome crags.

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Hill & Moorland Walking

From the young to the old there are no limits to what you can do. Hill Skills is your key to getting stared in countryside and moorland walking.

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Navigation & Map Reading

From the basic navigation abilities to the more technical skills, we can build a session for you.

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D of E Training & Expeditions

D of E are here to empower young people; to support them as they learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and build confidence and resilience.

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Outdoor Discovery Award Courses in Dartmoor

Whether it’s at our venues in Dartmoor or Sidmouth, or bringing the adventure to you by coming to your meeting place, we can provide unique and awesome outdoor team challenges. These are bespoke and tailor-made to the age group, confidence and abilities of those that join us.

Challenges and experiences range from survival skills and challenges, climbing and abseiling, to hill and moorland walking and navigation. Why not come and join us for some great experiences and memories?

Activities include:

  • Survival Skills & Challenges
  • Climbing & Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hill & Moorland Walking
  • Navigation & Map Reading
  • D of E Training & Expeditions
  • And much more

For more information on our full range of team challenges and experiences, see our ‘what we offer’ page.


Outdoor Discovery Award Courses - Book Online

Our Outdoor Discovery Awards run out of Dartmoor Activity Centre at Haytor Dartmoor with the kind help and support of the Dartmoor Activity Centre team, and also out of Sid Vale Scout Centre in Sidmouth. This award can also be brought to you at your school or group centre.

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