Basic Sat Nav – Lake District


Basic Sat Nav and GPS Courses are two days and cost £175.00 (course only)

The Basic Sat Nav and GPS Course is ideal if you completely new to using a SatNav, or can do the basic functions but want to learn how to use more features and navigate safely with a handheld device or Smartphone or Computer app

Choose a course date to suit you:

Categories: , SKU: B-SN-LD


Course Description

You want to learn

  • You may have bought a GPS, or are thinking of buying one. You may be a complete beginner or have just tried the basics of getting a location fix or navigating to a waypoint or destination, but are not comfortable  with the features or your GPS or Smartphone app, or things like transferring routes, tracks etc from and to your PC or Mac.
  • You want to learn types of devices and software available, and what they are best suited to
  • To practice in the field and learn how to use the common and most useful features of a device or Smartphone app, until you are comfortable with them
  • Setting routes and waypoints on a PC or Mac, transferring and using tracks etc. This will equip you with the ability to plan routes for walks safely and easily, then use your device in the field
  • And you want to understand map and compass basics to check what your device is telling you, and as a back up if it fails.


The Lake District is the UK’s most beautiful place.  Voted for countless times, spoken about by Wordsworth and documented by Wainwright.  It has over 800 square miles of the most gorgeous countryside anywhere in the world.  From soft rolling hills to sharp ridges, long valleys, and England’s highest mountain, ScaFell Pike at 978m, the Lake District offers a lifetime of stunning hill walking.

Learn to navigate and improve your skills in the Lakes and enjoy outstanding beauty and the best of the UK’s scenery.  Climbing the list of Wainwright’s fells becomes a passion, and will provide countless memorable days on the hill.


The Lodge in the Vale

Our preferred accommodation location in the Lakes is the Lodge in the Vale on the foot of Helvellyn, between Grasmere and Keswick. This new and modern contemporary lodge has ensuite rooms, wifi, a coffee shop yet is in keeping in build with its superb location. This spacious, airy facility is an ideal starting point for your Lake District course, with friendly and helpful staff making your stay comfortable. Travel is straight forward, it is just off the main A591 if you are driving, or by train to Windermere and then take a bus from the station to Keswick and ask the driver for a request stop near the Lodge in the Vale.

If the lodge is full, the staff there will help arrange alternative accommodation for you at one of their nearby sister locations of the King’s Head or Traveller’s Rest. They have houses for rent too if you come in a large group and want to make a holiday around your course.  Your instructor will provide you with routes to try your new found skills on that are safe and enjoyable if you want to extend your stay in the most beautiful place in the UK- The Lake District.

Telephone The Lodge on 017687 73331 and they will help you with booking your stay at the Lodge, or any of their six possible places to stay nearby.

Map – The Lodge in the Vale is ideal for Helvellyn and the surrounding fells.

If our recommended hotel is full, an alternative hotel close by is The Kings Head

Additional information


April 25th – April 26th 2020


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