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The Group needs walk leaders, so in addition to those members who already volunteer on a regular basis, we encourage members who have not led before to do so. We therefore have a training programme covering navigation, map-reading and walk-leading skills.

The courses are run by our friend Derek Jones (see below) and are not free, but the cost will be re-imbursed by the committee for anyone who undertakes to lead walks for us in the future.


These courses have been a feature for a good few years, and many have benefited from them, run either in partnership with Solihull College or with the support of our Ramblers group. Courses focus on appropriate levels of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) accreditation: Bronze & Silver. Programmes are mainly practical, and course charges cover registration, certificates, badges, assessment, maps, facilitation etc.

The 3 weekly sessions will run from 10am until 2pm and the cost in total will be £30.

If you have any queries please ask (0121 744 7881)

Typical Level 1 course for beginners and improvers; suitable for any walkers who wish to increase their map reading skills so as to be able to navigate with confidence - includes map reading, compass skills, basic navigation techniques; leading to (optionally) Bronze level in National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS).

For those who decide to be formally assessed for the Bronze National Navigation Award (NNAS) there will be an extra session arranged and cost for this session including registration and the certificate will be £10 in total.

Names are also being collected for Level 2 course which is suitable for those who already have first level skills.

Derek Jones, Trainer/Assessor.

This page was up to date on 01/03/2018.