First Step GPS Skills

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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Address: 32 Hilltown Road

Town: Bryansford

Area: Down

Postcode: BT33 0PZ

Telephone: 02843722158

Email: livetheadventure@tollymore.com

Web Address: www.tollymore.com/courses/mountaineering/hillwalking/first-step-gps-skills/

Start Date: Monday 16th January 2017 17:00

End Date: Saturday 29th April 2017 09:00

Duration: 1 day

Entrance Fee: 56

Disabled Access: Yes

This First Step GPS Skills course has a number of aims, including:



  • To develop a level of understanding and independence

  • Apply newly learned skills on gentle mountain terrain

  • Provide an individually tailored learning experience with nationally qualified coaches.


Skills Covered:



  • The basics of a GPS unit

  • Map Software – what it is and how we can use it

  • Mapping apps for android phones

  • Basic navigation refresher

  • Planning simple journeys in the hills with and alongside paper map

  • Equipment appropriate to this environment


These are some of the essential skills required in order to understand the uses and limitations of GPS and digital mapping software. These skills are relevant whether you want a one-day experience, or a practical introduction to expanding your experience in the hills. All of these areas will be covered in a practical way during the course of a day spent in the hills, giving you the opportunity to learn from the staff and other course participants.

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