GPS Navigation Course (1 Day)

Price: £89.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 1 Day

Ratio: 1:6

Availability: There are places remaining on this course



It is finally time to get to grips with your GPS on a Pure Outdoor GPS Navigation Course. This course is aimed at those of you who are considering buying a GPS or already own a GPS unit and are looking at getting the best from a GPS unit.


This practical course is based from our training centre in Peak District where we examine some of the theory elements of how the GPS works and the functions. From here we take it outside and into the field on a journey comparing the differences between traditional navigation and that of the GPS, the local vicinity to the outdoors from our base means we can re-visit the centre in the afternoon and look at how to get your GPS interacting with a computer and vice versa.


The aim of the day is that you will leave the course with the skills to navigate using a GPS confidently using waypoints, routes and tracks, and understand how you can use software to buy additional maps, send user data like routes & trails to/from your device, manage data files and become involved in the growing sport of Geocaching.


During the course you will learn:



Courses include free loan of a Garmin Etrex 10 and a 15% discount voucher for Cotswold Outdoor.


Some navigation experience required to understand the principles. If you really are in the dark, consider the 2 day navigation course which covers traditional navigation on day 1 and GPS navigation on day 2.


Equipment Required:

Standard hillwalking equipment. Packed lunch.You will need to bring your GPS (unless you plan to borrow one) with batteries, and understand basically what each button does, bring your instruction manual if you are struggling. 

Available Start Dates:

Peak District Course Information:
Minimum Age

With a few exceptions, participants aged 13+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled courses just for ages 12-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.

London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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