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Our Outdoor Discovery Awards run out of Dartmoor Activity Centre & also out of Sid Vale Scout Centre in Sidmouth.

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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Prices start from £35 but please Contact Us for group and individual prices.

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What are these awards?
The Outdoor Discovery Award or ODA is ideal for people of all ages who wish to learn basic navigation skills at a gentle rate, encouraging them to gain and improve personal confidence to get out and get active.  The Awards has been developed to help group leaders introduce the basic elements of navigation to people who want to explore outside.

Previously known as Young Navigator Star Awards (YNSA), the revamped and updated ODA continues with the core ethos of the YNSA: Encouraging exploration and journeying in local areas using simple maps such as street maps, pictorial park maps and orienteering maps.

The ODA levels are aimed at all age groups and abilities. There is a gradual learning progression via One Star, Two Star and Three Star levels, with certificates and badges available for achieving participants who have undertaken the ODA with a group leader who is registered with NNAS as an accredited ODA Course Provider.

For more information please visit the NNAS Website or Contact Us

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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.

Hill Skills days at Dartmoor Activity Centre

Mountain Training Hill Skills

The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. No previous hill walking experience is required because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating, and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.
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