A beautiful walk from Hathersage in the Hope Valley area of the Peak District. We will set off in the morning making our way towards the iconic Stanage Edge, before looping back towards Hathersage.
Introduction to OS Maps Online (App + Desktop)
Do you have the OS Maps App but are unsure of its functionality or maybe you’re not sure how it would benefit you?
This is a ‘Guided Walk’ and webinar session with an introduction to the OS Maps App. It will not be a beginner map skills course but the aim is to get give you a better understanding of the OS Maps App, its features and how it will benefit you on a walk.
Please note that although we would never solely rely on OS Maps App for navigation in the hills and mountains. The App is a tool that is used in addition to a map and compass.
What we will cover on the walk (and webinar) regarding the OS Maps online tool:
- Overview of the OS Maps online tool
- How to register and create an account including preferences and settings
- Creating a route and how to find a route
- Importing/exporting GPX files
- Downloading maps (for offline use) and how to print routes
- Scales and map options
- Transferring and syncing routes between devices
- Following a route on your phone
- Pros and cons of online mapping
- Other OS Map online features
About the webinar
The webinar will take place on Friday 26th May* at 7 pm, it will last approximately 60 minutes.
We will send you a separate email with the details for logging on to the webinar. Please note if you’re unable able to join (either all or part of the webinar) this is not a problem as we will still cover these items on the day of the walk. The webinar will not be recorded.
- A FREE Zoom account
- A laptop, tablet or Smartphone with sound enabled
- Ideally, a quiet spot or headphones
- A drink of your choice 🙂
The pace of our walks allow time for plenty of snack, water and photo stops, it won’t be a time trial from start to finish but a day you can spend outside walking and enjoying the scenery and company of the group. In addition, we’ll have dedicated sessions during the walk where we will spend between 1-2 hours covering the OS Map topics and in addition, we’ll be available to answer questions throughout the walk.
There is car parking available for this walk or alternatively, there is a public transport bus available.
Meeting location: Hathersage, Derbyshire (exact meeting point confirmed in the confirmation email)
Meeting time: 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
Group size: 10-15 people
Level: Moderate terrain and route (hiking experience required – see below)
What level of hiking experience is required?
*Important – You’ll need to be able to walk for 6-7 hours on uneven and rocky terrain and be comfortable with ascent and descent. A good level of fitness is required. You will also need suitable footwear and clothing for the walk. Please ask if you are unsure before booking. If either Becky or Emma (both qualified Mountain Leaders) feel you’re unequipped or unable to complete the full hike we may need to decline and refund your booking. (Exceptional circumstances only.)
What map skills do I need?
We would recommend a basic understanding of map reading in order for you to gain the most from this day. If you’ve attended one of our Guided Walks with an Introduction to Map Reading then that’s great if not then feel free to get in touch before you book.
Or alternatively, book on one of our beginner’s map reading walks and then look out for a new date to learn your OS Map skills.
What do you need to bring?
Read our guide on what to pack for a day hike here.
We’ll provide our suggested kit list and what to wear when you book your walk.
We’d recommend that you sign up for OS Maps Online, before the webinar and walk date. There are two paid options, a monthly or annual subscription.
- Monthly OS Maps subscription – £4.99* which can be cancelled at any time.
- Annual OS Maps subscription – £28.99* 12-month subscription
*Correct at the time of writing
If you’re planning to get out on lots of adventures the annual subscription works out as the best option but I’ll let you decide which one suits you better. Alternatively, there’s a free version that you can start with. Once you’ve chosen your option (free or paid) please make sure you download the OS Maps App to your phone. Please note if you don’t have the App downloaded to your phone you’ll be able to view our demonstrations on the day using our own devices; however, to gain the most from this walk and learn how to use the App we’d recommend you download it to use on the day (and ideally prior to the webinar).
A map and compass are not required for this walk; however, we do recommend that you have both as part of your navigation toolkit. If you wish you can order via the website and we can bring it on the day for you. View maps here and compasses here.
Please note these walks are for adults only and dogs are not allowed. Thank you.
Once you have booked your guided walk, you’ll receive a standard order confirmation email (from our no-reply email address firstname.lastname@example.org) followed by a second email with all the walk information (within 24-72 hours).
Please check your spam/junk folder if you can’t see it in your Inbox or get in touch with Becky after this time at email@example.com.
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