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Maps and Apps

An introduction to navigating in the countryside, where to find new walks and how to keep safe .

This event is aimed at walkers who want to start to explore the area away from the well signed paths around well known beauty spots.

The same event is being held at four locations.

To book click on the location below to go to the Eventbrite site

Saturday 7th May Bolsterstone Village Hall

Saturday 4th June Langsett Barn

Saturday 2nd July Oughtibridge, The Chapel

Saturday 6th August Dungworth Village Hall

About the events

We will look at the basics of OS maps, the symbols, understanding contour lines and different types of paths in the area.

We will be looking at how to get the most out of the OS Maps app on phones and tablets. The basic app is free and the detailed mapping is around £25 per year with an initial 14 day free trial.

We will be looking at where you can walk in the Peak District and beyond and where you might find good quality walks to try.

We will also take a brief look at other apps that will enhance your walks as well as a look at some of the equipment you might want to consider as you venture off the well beaten track into new areas.

This event is being run by Bradfield Walkers are Welcome and is funded by the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership.

Booking is essential using Eventbrite. Places are limited. If you are unable to attend please email so we can make the place available to another walker.

No dogs other than assistance dogs.

Afternoon walk

There will be an optional afternoon walk, weather permitting, approximately 4 miles, 2 hours to practice the skills from the morning session. There is no need to book the walk.

There will be light refreshments during the morning session. Lunch is not provided. Bring any snack and drinks you need for the optional afternoon walk.

Your responsibilities:

  • Please make sure you register everyone who will be attending.
  • Please install OS Maps app prior to the event.
  • Bring suitable footwear and clothing for the afternoon walk.

COVID safety: We will adhere to the latest government guidance.

If you have a question, please email