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Mark Davey

The real benefit is not reaching your objective… the experience you get along the way is the real benefit

Mark Davey – CEO of The Youth Adventure Trust

Mark Davey has been CEO of The Youth Adventure Trust for over 20 years now and not only has a plethora of experience and knowledge but clearly has a big passion and strong belief in what the trust is about.

The Youth Adventure Trust use outdoor adventures to empower young people to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future. They work with them to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime, helping them to face the challenge in their lives.

I believe that encouraging more people to engage with the natural world is so important and after reading why the Youth Adventure Trust do this, I couldn’t help but reach out and have a chat with Mark in order to spread the word a little more.

I absolutely implore you to have a look at their website and look into the numerous ways you’re able to support them in this incredible cause:

Website: www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk

Facebook: Youth Adventure Trust

Twitter: Youth_Adventure

Instagram: Youth_Adventure_Trust

Watch our video below, and don’t forget it’s also available as a podcast here as well as on Spotify and various other podcast places!

NNAS Bronze Award

Course Fee: £100.00

Locations: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire

Course dates and booking: click here

This 2-day NNAS Bronze Award is perfect for beginners. It provides you with the key skills you need to safely and enjoyably walk in the countryside. 

Over two days you will learn, practice and consolidate those skills – leaving you with a sense of pride and the confidence to get outside and explore. By the end of the course you should be able to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside by using paths, tracks and Rights of Way.

What will this course do for you?

By the end of the course, you will gain:

  • Skills to help read a map and use a compass
  • New outdoor skills
  • Confidence and enjoyment of the outdoors
  • A recognised national award (NNAS)

What’s covered?

Among other skills, we will cover:

  • Navigation strategy & decision making
  • How to plan and follow your route
  • Accurate distance estimation (visual, timing, pacing)
  • Understanding and visualising contours
  • How stay safe outdoors

From route planning to in depth map work and strategies, our NNAS Bronze course will provide you with the skills you need to get outside with confidence and enjoy walking in the countryside.

The course may sound daunting, but we run a very friendly, informal and relaxed approach to learning; teaching from personal experience gained from years of adventuring all over the UK. The course groups will be no bigger than 5 people, which means we have plenty of time to dedicate to each person, so nobody feels forgotten or left behind.

You should expect to cover a very steady 6 to 8 miles each day, across farmland, hills and woodland, so you do not have to be a marathon runner, but a suitable level of fitness would be beneficial.

The course fee covers the training and assessment as well as any pre-course briefing, preparation and administration and upon successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • An official NNAS Bronze Award certificate
  • Discounted prices on future intothesticks.life courses
To find the next available course and to get booked on, click here

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