GPS Navigation Course, Snowdonia,north Wales £60p 1 Day

Learn how to get the best out of your GPS device and more importantly know its limitations to stay safe.

Digital mapping and GPS goes hand in hand with traditional map and compass navigation, but it does not replace those skills.

This one day GPS Course in Snowdonia North Wales is a great way to learn about the pros and cons of gps devices, learn the limits of gps units and how they work alongside traditional map and compass navigation.

2019 Dates

April 5th
May 6th
June 7th
July 19th
August 5th

September 6th
October 11th
November 8th
December 6th

Where is the course? Who is it suitable for? What do I need?

Where?

The course initially meets in the Capel Curig area of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for those who are new to GPS devices, electronic mapping and basic navigation with their device.

Course Ratios

Maximum ratios are 8 clients to 1 instructor

What kit do I need?

You will need clothing and footwear suitable for the weather that can be encountered in hills and mountains at the time of your course.
You should also have a packed lunch and drinks in addition to your normal hill kit.
A pen, pencil and note book may be useful.

We have teamed up with the award winning online outdoor retailer Above and Beyond to offer our customers 15% Off their full portfolio of products (terms apply). They have an extensive range of navigational kit including handheld GPS and compasses from top brands including Garmin, Stmap, SIlva, Brunton and Suunto, as well as having one of the largest selection of OS maps available at great discounts.

To Redeem your discount for maps, compasses and GPS for our courses, simply type in this code at checkout – SNOWDONIA15

What will I learn?

This one day GPS Course in Snowdonia North Wales is a great way to learn about the pros and cons of gps devices, learn the limits of gps units and how they work alongside traditional map and compass navigation.

During the day we will cover the use of GPS for giving a grid reference using the ordnance survey grid system OSGB, which is the usual datum for use in the UK. We will also cover the programming of Way Points, Tracks, Routes and Paths as well as Marking special features along the way when your out in the hills or mountains.

By the end of this Course you will have a better understanding of:

What a GPS can and cannot do, its accuracy and its use with OS Maps
What a GPS and a digital map can and cannot do to help keep you safe in the hills and mountains
Set up your GPS so that it works correctly in the UK
Know what waypoint, track, route, goto, track back etc mean and how to use these functions.
Find your current position with your GPS and enter a waypoint and then travel safely to it
Use your GPS to navigate along a simple pre-planned route in the hills or mountains