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GPST Training Course, Burley

GPST Training Course, Burley

Wed 28th February 2018

Burley is a new course venue, with the first course being held in October 2017.

Burley village is situated on the western side of the New Forest, an area of quite outstanding beauty. It is easily accessed from the A31 and A35, which in turn feed into the M27 and beyond.

Myrtle Hall, the hall where the course is run from, is on the edge of Burley village. This means that it is very accessible by car. It has its own private car park.

There is a large choice of overnight accommodation in the immediate vicinity of Burley and a little further away. If you fancy staying by the sea, there are many villages along the coast just outside the New Forest that are 20 or so minutes drive from Burley.

Myrtle Hall, the WI Hall, has got to be the best hall that I run courses in for character. It is steeped in the local WI history. It was called Myrtle Hall when it was built in the early 1900’s as a Myrtle tree was in the grounds. The problem came many decades later when it was discovered that the tree wasn’t in fact a Myrtle tree!

The open forest is about five minute’s walk from the hall. Before getting to the forest, one stumbles across a lovely tea room although unfortunately, time doesn’t permit for a stop off!

Once in the open forest, the choice of footpaths is great from a teaching point of view. A short distance away is a disused railway that used to run between Ringwood and Brockenhurst. I use a short stretch of the railway for the Sunday walk.

While out in the forest, one will at some point come across the well renowned New Forest pony munching on grass and the like. In the distance, you get glimpses of the Isle of Wight and Sway Folly.

What is there not to like about running or attending a course in Burley? The answer is nothing.

Ian Payne

GPS Training

Feedback from our first course in Burley

I found this course extremely useful, the course notes are brilliant - I think that you will be hard pushed to make any improvements - all aspects were excellent - location - practice sessions outdoors - tutor - scope of learning and training all exceptional

I wouldn’t change anything on the course. It was really, really good. I enjoyed it and now feel close to understanding the unit. It met my requirements and more. 

It was a very useful and practical course that will enable me to get more out of my GPS, which was my objective. My wife was new to using a GPS and was concerned about whether the course would be too technical, it was not and she also enjoyed the content and experience.

You can find out more about the GPS training courses we have in the New Forest here.


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