Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker

Hundreds of free walks available on any device

Starting points

Using sat nav to find the start of a walk


You can use your car's sat nav to find the start of any walk - image created by Hertfordshire Walker using Microsoft's AI Image Creator
You can use your car's sat nav to find the start of any walk
If you want to use satellite navigation to locate the start of any walk in our collection of free routes just follow the six steps set out below. For this how-to guide I have chosen screen shots from the mobile version of Walk 250: Northchurch Common Loop.

It's easy to navigate to the start of a walk
It's easy to navigate to the start of a walk
1: Choose the walk you want to explore from our collection of free routes then scroll down the page until you find the first What3Words reference in the directions - usually in point 1 or just above point 1, see the area circled in orange in the image below.

Click on the What3Words reference
Click on the What3Words reference
2: Click on the What3Words reference to reveal the location for the start of the walk and a button to 'navigate' to the start point, see the area circled in orange in the image below.

Click on the 'navigate' button
Click on the 'navigate' button
3: Click on the 'navigate' button to reveal a selection of apps that can be used with the What3Words reference. I use Google Maps so I will pick the icon on the left, see the area circled in orange in the image below.

Click on the map icon for the app you use in the car
Click on the map icon for the app you use in the car
4: Click on the map icon for the app you use in the car. A page will appear with a map and the location, see the area circled in orange in the image below.

Click on 'Directions'
Click on 'Directions'

5: Click on 'Directions' to instruct your sat nav to take you to the start point, see the area circled in orange in the image below.

Click on 'start' to direct you to the starting point
Click on 'start' to direct you to the starting point
6: Click on 'start' to set the sat nav to take you to the starting point of the walk.

If you are old-school and don't have a smartphone but prefer map, compass and reference points, you can use the What3Words system to find the latitude and longitude for the start of every walk as well as the British National Grid reference.
  • Click on the What3Words reference for the start of a walk.
  • Click on 'Share' rather than 'navigate'.
  • Click on 'Customise share settings'.
  • Scroll down and choose the data set you require.


1 comment:

Comments and feedback
If you try any of the walks on this site, please let us know what you thought of them. You can either comment here, or on our members-only Facebook Group where walkers are sharing photographs of their walks and walking tips. Comments on our Facebook Group go live immediately, as they do on our Facebook Page. Comments here on our website are moderated, so there will be a slight delay before what you write goes live.

Facebook group rules

Facebook group rules
We have set 10 rules for our Hertfordshire Walker Facebook group which are designed to help keep the group focused on walking in the Hertfordshire countryside

Promoted charity: The Trussell Trust

Promoted charity: The Trussell Trust
Supporting those locked in poverty

Search This Site