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Hugh Riddle

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Hello from Hugh from Kent
« on: 20:48:13, 10/08/17 »
Hello everybody,
I'm an ancient walker who has walked Offa's Dyke and some pilgrimage GRs in France, generally alone and most recently from my home on the Kent coast to Paris. I often bivouac overnight tentless but in reasonable comfort. I enjoy getting the weight of my pack down to an absolute minimum. I get lost about least once a day so I'm now keen to find a simple way to find the route again, using my smartphone.
Looking forward to some good discussions about walking generally.
Hugh

pleb

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #1 on: 20:49:37, 10/08/17 »
Ay up there O0

John Walker

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #2 on: 21:04:07, 10/08/17 »
Hello Hugh


Welcome from another ancient walker, living in Twickenham.


I use the Viewranger app on my smartphone to tell me where I am when I get lost (usually more than once a day!).  It integrates the phone's gps with maps on your phone screen in a clear way, records your track and you can upload routes to follow.  The app and basic maps are free but you have to buy OS maps (25000:1 typically). As you only buy the 'tiles' you need it's not too pricey. I'm sure there are lots of other equally good apps and other people on the forum will probably suggest some.


Best Wishes


JW
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National Trails completed: SWCP, Thames, SDW and NDW

Dovegirl

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #3 on: 21:59:08, 10/08/17 »
Welcome from the Sussex coast    :)    I use Viewranger too and find it very good

sunnydale

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #4 on: 22:23:35, 10/08/17 »
Hi H.R and welcome from the Peak District O0


Tracey :)
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jimbob

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 20:40:18 »
Howdy from Lincolnshire.

Too little, too late, too bad......

gunwharfman

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 21:58:18 »
I was born in Kent and lived just outside Maidstone until I was 18. I now live in Portsmouth. Welcome. I use the Backcountry app in the UK and Sity Trail app in France, both work very well.

Hugh Riddle

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Re: Hello from Hugh from Kent
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 22:18:54 »
Sorry, I'm confusing things. My fairly verbose self-introduction was genuine. But among the replies to it, there were some about cars of a clearly spam nature. I'm afraid I have been delayed in following up on peoples' suggestions but will tell the forum how I'm going before long.
I am in communication with the author of GPX Viewer.