Introduction to Digital Navigation
Outdoor Learning Courses
Outdoor Learning Courses
Fear of getting lost is a barrier to many people going walking, in particular if they are unfamiliar with the route. When walking in lowland countryside and woodland, using your mobile phone as a navigation aid can give you the confidence needed to explore new places. This interactive and educational walk has been carefully designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to use your mobile phone as a navigation aid.
During this 3 hour outdoor learning course you can expect to learn:
All participants are required to bring their own smart phone.
Pre-course information will be sent out to all registered attendees with detailed set-up instructions (saves time on the day).
The app used to demonstrate the above outcomes is Visorando, which is free to download. Following the course, attendees can resort to their app of choice or continue to use Visorando. Read more about Visorando in this review.
To maximise your enjoyment of the experience, attendee numbers are limited to 5 per session.
This event is unsuitable for dogs.
The courses take place in Ayrshire, south west Scotland. There are various locations used, the main one being Eglinton Country Park near Kilwinning. You can find out more specifics about travelling to the course meeting point and what facilities you can expect there by clicking through to my Eventbrite page.
We will cover a distance of 2-3 miles at a gentle pace, with frequent stops to discuss and learn. Expect a mixture of surfaced paths and woodland trails which can be uneven and muddy. There might be steps or steep ground on the route – check the information available on Eventbrite for your chosen date / location.
Dress for the changeable Scottish winter weather and lots of standing around! Warm, waterproof clothing and plenty of layers are important in winter. Fingerless gloves or gloves with touchscreen capability are recommended. A flask with a hot drink in it and some water, a snack you can eat whilst on the go. A fully charged mobile phone is obviously a requirement too.
Full price: £40.00 Reduced rate* £25.00
*To make this event more accessible to people currently on lower incomes there is the option to book a reduced rate ticket. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof or ID. This is entirely based on trust.
Please read my Terms & Conditions page for more info.
You can expect an experienced, friendly guide with detailed knowledge of walking in the South West of Scotland. I can help you discover some of the history of the areas we will walk in, as well as the flora and fauna growing around us. I’ve been leading group walks since 2017 and am a certified Lowland Walk Leader. This means that I have undertaken nationally accredited training and assessment with Mountain Training UK and it qualifies me to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland. I’m also trained in outdoor first aid and am fully insured. A member of the Ayrshire Coastal Path Management Board, I’m truly passionate about showcasing the walking opportunities the area has to offer. I’m considered a Walking Ambassador for the Ayrshire region by the 11,000 people who follow me on social media and take advantage of my free Walking Route resource.