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LEARN TO USE ALLTRAILS, NAVIGATION FOR BEGINNERS

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

If you are interested in learning how to use the software, Alltrails, to help discover new walks and not get lost, then this is for you.

This is a workshop for beginners who are keen to use their mobile phone to discover new walks, or to follow existing walks without getting lost.

What is Alltrails?

Alltrails is a free application that you can download for both IOS and Android phones. There are thousands of established walks available to follow which are all over the world, so you can even find a local walk when you are on holiday.

To attend this course you need the free version app on your phone. There is an upgraded paid version but you will not need to upgrade to complete this course.

What does the course involve?

  • The workshop is a mix of slides and hands on tuition. We will all be learning together.
  • The second part of the workshop will be a walk from Rothersthorpe, where we will use the app to navigate the trail.

What will I learn?

  • How to discover and search for walks.
  • We will edit profiles, so that you have accurate stats such as miles (or KM), or calculating how many calories you have burned.
  • Getting to the trail head (how to use the inbuilt Sat Nav, so that you can drive straight to the start)
  • Navigating the route and knowing which way you are going.
  • How to save your route.
  • Connect with friends (the new community area).
  • How to walk and record a route from scratch.
  • The pros and cons for upgrading.
  • Lists and how to use them.
  • All of the above will be taught in the classroom with a phyiscal walk to test your new skills.
  • Tips on saving battery life on your phone.

Note: This is a beginners course, so we will not be using the desktop version to create walks, or learning about GPX files etc.

What do you need to attend?

  • Please download the Alltrails app to your phone. (here)
  • Bring a pen and a notebook.
  • Walking gear (appropriate to the weather).
  • A spare power bank if your phone loses charge quickly.
  • A smile!

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for total beginners. You do not need to know how to read a map or use a compass.
  • If you are fed up walking the same trail all the time.
  • If you would like to discover new places when you are on holiday.
  • If you are on a self-guided walking holiday and want to feel confident that you know where you are going.
  • Perhaps you struggle to read a map, and prefer using your phone.

Refreshments will be provided.

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-use-alltrails-navigation-for-beginners-registration-377758073567

Organiser

Adventure Geek
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Venue

Rothersthorpe Village Hall
Church Street, Rothersthorpe, NN7 3JD
Rothersthorpe, NN7 3JD GB
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.