Handheld GPS for Walkers
A handheld GPS unit loaded with Ordnance Survey maps can be a useful addition to your walking equipment.
It could increase the enjoyment you get from walking, make route finding easier and could contirbute to your safety.
Of course a GPS is not a substitute for map reading and compass skills and these skills should always be kept up to date.
However, a GPS can be used as additional equipment to compliment navigation skills, particularly on moorland walks where paths can become indistinct. It can be easy to stray off course and an accurate GPS could help indicate where you are and where you should be.
There are a number of different GPS units from well known manufacturers available with Ordnance Survey Maps pre-loaded. Additional maps are also available.
Below are a few potential benefits of using a handheld GPS for walking and links to information about some of the units currently available to buy.