Shelford to Cambridge walk
Granchester, the River Cam and the Cambridge colleges.
Download GPS Route
Older Garmins : some Garmin's cannot import the "routes" we use in our GPX files. We are considering a GPX "track" version. In the meantime, use Garmin Basecamp
Using GPS data
The best bit is the 'you are here' symbol on the map, and being able to zoom in to the actual path junction you are at! Its a real gamechanger for hiking.
Step 1 : Download an app on to your Android or iPhone device.
Step 2 : Download a map of the UK (doing so is built in to the app). The apps work while you are out walking as the maps are stored on your device, i.e. they don't use 'data', and you don't need a signal.
Step 3: Download our GPS data, which is a route shown on the map.
Also, taking a powerbank with you is highly recommended!
Apps - OS maps
android iPhone PC
OS Maps Online - a website for planning routes, and an android/iPhone app with OS 1:25K and 1:50K mapping. If you buy a paper map, you can use it in the app for free.
Not easy to recommend as downloading maps is a drag
android iPhone PC
Anquet OMN comes with an annual subscription for OS 1:25K and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain.
Apps - OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap is a global free alternative to OS maps. It's more accurate in places, but doesn't have rights of way information. Brilliant for when you go on holiday!
Maps.me is a free Android and iPhone app. It uses OpenStreetMap maps, which are also free.
Easy to use. Works with our KML files. Doesn't have contours.
Orux Maps free
This Website (and many others)
Use a website, e.g. this one, for viewing OS or OpenStreetMap maps (free).
Requires data/wifi access, so cannot reliably be used out walking.
Bing / Google Maps - satellite view.
Dedicated GPS Devices
Walker's GPS Device
These are out of fashion now as phone apps are so easy to use. They cost a few hundred pounds, and are more rugged and waterproof than a phone, and once you've brought them, you are stuck with buying the maps form them. Serious mountaineers only.
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