Walk Fife will be running a free workshop – Introduction To Using GPS Devices – on the 23rd February 2019.

A GPS device is a great tool for the walker and is something that you should know how to operate correctly.

Walk Fife volunteers Gary and Mark will be running this free workshop at a location near Dunfermline. Gary is well versed in many different forms of navigation thanks to his past career serving as a mountain leader and instructor in the British Army. Mark served in the Royal Marines as a mountain leader and is very experienced in teaching outdoor skills. Walk Fifer’s Sean and Brian will be assisting Gary and Mark throughout the workshop.

The first half of this workshop will take place in the classroom and will introduce the basics of using a GPS device to the novice user and will also demonstrate how to use a GPS device with the Walk Fife website.

The second half of the workshop will move outside where the team will take you through the various aspects of using a GPS device on the ground in a real life situation.

The workshop will cover the following main topics:

  • setting up your GPS device
  • pairing your GPS device with your software package
  • understanding the functions of a GPS device
  • ascertaining your position using a GPS
  • recording, following and sharing waypoints & routes
  • using a electronic compass when walking
  • using a GPS device in conjuction with a paper map
  • using a GPS device with the routes shared through the Walk Fife website

Request your place

We would like to invite people to request a workshop place using our online booking form. We will then draw 16 names at random from the pool of requests and assign them each a place on the workshop.

To request your place please click on the web link shown below and complete the form.


Closing date for all requests is 16/02/19 and the 16 successful applicants will be notified on 17/02/19.

Date: 23.02.19
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Near Dunfermline
Available Places: 16
Cost: FREE

Please Note:
Under 16’s can attend this workshop if accompanied by a responsible adult. Participants are required to bring waterproof jackets and trousers along with suitable footwear. A selection of hot and cold drinks will be available free of charge. GPS devices and maps will be supplied for the duration of the workshop. Participants can bring their own GPS device if they wish.  Location is wheelchair friendly.

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