Wisepilot – GPS navigation app

Wisepilot features a rich assortment of ways to find interesting destinations, which could suit the wanderers amongst us. This is also particularly useful when your destination is a bit random, like a particular junction or carpark without its own postcode. And of course for when you don’t actually have any familiarity with where you’re going – like trying to find the nearest petrol station.

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HandiHikes – Pocket Hiking Route Maps

What HandiHikes have done is produce a small section of OS Explorer (25000:1 scale, so you can see footpaths and features easily) on a waterproof, fold-out map, and they’ve marked on it a selection of 3 or 4 pre-walked routes for you to follow. With very easy to follow written instructions for each walk, what you’re getting is a very local, recently researched guidebook for under £4.50. Sounds great, so we put one to the test.

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Smartphone App review – Geocaching.com Intro (Free)

If you’re new to geocaching, this is well worth a go. Don’t expect miracles if your smartphone is low on signal or GPS reception, but it’s good fun trying to follow the maps. For a commitment of no money whatsoever, it’s definitely worth a punt. Scored down because of the phone itself’s reliance on slow network and poor GPS.

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