A good sense of direction
For the experience walker, getting lost on a walk doesn’t happen very often. If it does, it’s only for a short time until they orientate themselves again. For the rest of us who go on walks infrequently, it can happen very easily and cause panic. Also, if you have fractious children in tow, it’s not a load of laughs!
We all know that walking is good for you. For the vast majority of us who live in towns and cities, walking up and down streets doesn’t quite hold the attraction of finding yourself in beautiful scenery, feeling, smelling and breathing in the delight that is nature.
When we came up with the idea for Arran Walks on Mobile, it was because we love to walk on Arran, but have had some spectacular #fails when using walking guide books.
The Forestry Commission on Arran do good work maintaining the paths and routes of a number of popular walks on Arran. We spoke to them last year about people getting lost even on their well-marked routes. They told us they couldn’t believe where people sometimes end up – but we do…. We’ve been there!
Our walks can be downloaded onto iPads as well as iPhones. Give one of the children an iPad and let them follow the pictures and instructions. No need to get lost from now on!