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This travellers blog is where you will find many things - latest news, the musings of our experienced staff and much more. We plan also to use it as a pictorial knowledge. Let us know if you would like "how to" instructions and we will put them here.

How to use GPS tracks for your walk Back to News

Thursday 10th October | Posted by Heather Bamber

Increasing numbers of On Foot walkers are getting to grips with using GPS (global positioning system) for navigating their holiday. It’s a very useful and simple digital tool for checking your position at moments of doubt, or if you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere. And it is an especially reassuring companion when walking alone.

A GPS app can be downloaded to your mobile phone very cheaply. We’ll provide you with a file to download with all the routes and accommodations marked on it for your holiday. For those who are new to it, we’ve also drawn up a guide to using GPS, including video instructions to help you through the process:

Download written instructions for using MotionX, AlpineQuest and Garmin here

Watch the video for using MotionX GPS app for iPhones here

Watch the video for using AlpineQuest GPS app for Android phones here

If you prefer to use the printed route notes and maps, of course that’s absolutely fine. We only insist that lone walkers have GPS for safety purposes on some of our routes (see the ‘Solo walking’ tab on our FAQs page).

If you have any questions about using our GPS files, or would like us to talk you through the process of setting it up, please give us a call on +44 (0)1722 322652.

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