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My first GPS for hiking in UK: C2C

msjh 0 Points
edited November -1 in GPS Recommendations
My wife and I will be hiking the Coast to Coast in the summer, assuming it comes. The hike will take 9 days. I know I can get maps through OSM and am looking for a recommendation for a hiking GPS. What I am looking for

- ability to load tracks that people have previously mapped for our route
- breadcrumbs : ability to retrace steps in bad weather
- a screen that will work in good and bad weather (rainproof)
- reasonable battery life
- compass
- barometer
- recording where I have walked so I can show it on an online map
- NO camera
- (probably) support for an SD card.
- easy to use

Your suggestions will be most welcome.


  • sussamb 947 Points
    I did the Pennine Way last year and my Etrex 20 worked flawlessly. It does everything you want apart from the barometer. If you really think that would be useful go for the Etrex 30.

    Best topo map is from
  • alanb 557 Points
    Another good choice is the Oregon 450. Battery life will not be as good as the eTrex
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