Walk Fife will be hosting a number of free workshops during 2018.
Our team of volunteers have put together an exciting programme to help walkers get the most from their time outside.
Some of the workshops will be repeated a number of times over the course of the year and we will be hosting a number of other smaller workshops during the summer months covering more niche outdoor subjects.
2018 Workshop Programme
Basic Map Reading For Beginners
This classroom based workshop introduces attendees to the basics of map reading and is ideal for those who are new to using maps when walking in the countryside.
Using a Map & Compass For Beginners
This workshop will take place outside and will demonstrate how to use a map and compass. Topics covered will include reading and giving grid references, taking a bearing, understanding map contours, walking with a map and compass and many more useful skills for the beginner.
Advanced Map & Compass Navigation Techniques
This workshop will take place outside and will demonstrate advanced navigation techniques using a map and compass. The topics covered will include preparing route cards, ascertaining your position in the landscape and overcoming unexpected obstacles.
Beginners Guide to Using a GPS Device
This workshop will take place in both the classroom and outside and will demonstrate how to use a variety of different GPS devices. Topics will include setting up your GPS, finding your position, recording a track, following a track and many more useful pieces of advice. Participants are required to have their own GPS unit in order to attend this workshop.
Beginners Guide to Using GPS Smartphone Apps
This workshop will take place in both the classroom and outside and will run participant through the use of smartphone GPS apps. The apps featured in this workshop Viewranger and OS Maps. Participants are encouraged to have these apps installed on their device prior to attending the workshop.
Route Planning For Beginners
This classroom based workshop introduces the beginners to the skills and techniques behind planning a route. Topics that will be covered will include measuring distance, estimating timings, assessing the terrain and producing a route card.
Introduction To Geocaching
This workshop will take place outside and will introduce the participant to the world of Geocaching. Geocaching is a great way to get active and get out exploring the world around you and is easily accessible to people of all ages, ability and fitness. The workshop will cover both the use of dedicated GPS unit and the smartphone geocaching app.
Introduction to Nordic Walking
A fun outside workshop that will introduce the techniques behind Nordic Walking to the beginner. Nordic Walking has many great health benefits and is a very good way to get fit and healthy while enjoying the outdoors.