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Outdoor GPS navigation - the basics

Latest Article: Outdoor GPS navigation - the basics

Wed 25th October 2017

Everyone loves a map. But what if your map could automatically tell you where you were, where you’ve been and which way to go? With a GPS unit it can… we look through the basics.Outdoor GPS units work using both the American and Russian satellite systems and will give you an exact location of where you are, anywhere in the world. In most modern units it will show you this location on a map....

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The Rothbury trenches

On the 7th August 1914, Lord Kitchener, secretary of the State for war, issued his first appeal for 1000,000 volunteers to join the British Army. Among those who enlisted where the men of the 18th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. After signing up, they trav...

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Work Experience Blog 27th - 30th June

Work Experience Blog 27th – 30th JuneTuesday morning, 9 am, which is far too early, and it was raining. Not a good start to the day; however, I was not going to let this dampen my spirits going into my first day of work experience. When I arrived into th...

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The benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit

What are the benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit?In this short video we look at the benefits of walking in the countryside with an outdoor GPS unit, how an outdoor GPS works and a quick overview of some of the features it offers whi...

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The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre, Northumberland National Park

The Sill in Northumberland National Park is a Landscape Discovery Centre and new YHA Youth Hostel currently being constructed at Once Brewed in Northumberland.The Northumberland National Park Sill building will be very striking in its design and has been desig...

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Northumberland Day 2017

Plans for the inaugural Northumberland Day on May 28 are gathering pace, as organisers continue to stage meetings across the county and spread the word via social media.The day will celebrate Northumberland's culture, heritage, sport, arts and crafts, landscap...

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We don't sell a box with an Outdoor GPS in.

If you buy an outdoor GPS unit from Shepherds Walks you are not just buying a box with a GPS unit in. Once you have made the purchase we spend an hour getting that unit ready for you.Below is a short video taking you through how we prepare your GPS ready for y...

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What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit currently on the market in the UK

What is the best current walking outdoor handheld GPS unit currently on the market in the UK? Updated September 2016In the past we always did reviews and looked at which GPS (Global positioning system) unit is the best outdoor handheld GPS unit currently ...

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Raising money for Spirit Bus

The Spirit Bus has proved a vital lifeline for many of the residents but it receives very little funding.Shepherds Walks, who are based in Rothbury are using their brand new Coquet Valley Challenge Walk as a fund raising event in aid of The Spirit Bus.The 13.5...

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Raising money for charities

Many of our participants on Shepherds Walks Challenge Walks are raising money for charities close to their hearts.One of our recent participants on the Coastal Challenge Walk, Sir Thomas, wrote the following -We are so privileged to be fit and able to walk suc...

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