After a wait of almost 3 years I have finally got around to editing the footage from our 2011 West … Continue reading Scotland – West Highland Way 2011 – Video
Just a quick post for you.. Those of you who are regular visitors of my website will know I’m a big fan of Social Hiking. In all of my recent walking blog posts I have included an embedded map that I have created on the move. I’ve been able to share my adventures using Social Hiking by posting Location Beacons with a very handy iPhone application called ViewRanger.
ViewRanger is a great little tool that uses your smartphones GPS receiver and turns it into a fully functional digital mapping Swiss Army Knife. I’ve been using ViewRanger for around a year now and I’ve been really impressed with its simplicity, stability and extendibility. I used it to plot my West Highland Way adventure back in May last year and have used it on many walks in and around the Peak District.
ViewRanger enables you to plot routes, record tracks, buy Ordnance Survey base maps, create POI’s, share your location with “Buddy Beacon” and many many other things. I’ve recently purchased the Ordnance Survey maps for the Peak District and have been having a go at planning some routes. The route I plotted this evening is a mammoth 50 mile trek around the Dark Peak that will be a 2-3 Day wild camping adventure. I created the entire route in the ViewRanger app on my iPhone and was very impressed with how easy it was to do. Until now I’d been plotting routes on the ViewRanger website and then syncing them to the app.
Continue reading “ViewRanger – iPhone App Review”
I have finally found the time to finish the entries on my blog of this years West Highland Way Adventure. … Continue reading West Highland Way 2011 – Updated
Day 5 and what was to be our final day of our 2011 WHW Adventure. We set off from Kingshouse … Continue reading West Highland Way 2011 – Day 5 – Fort William
Day 4 arrived nice and early after a great sleep at the By The Way Campsite, we had opted to … Continue reading West Highland Way 2011 – Day 4 – Kingshouse
Day 3 and we awoke to broken clouds and blue skies after having had a good 8 hours sleep. It … Continue reading West Highland Way 2011 – Day 3 – Tyndrum
Day 2 and we awoke to the sound of the birds singing and the rain lightly dripping on to the … Continue reading West Highland Way 2011 – Day 2 – Inverarnan