All of our routes are mapped out on ViewRanger for you to download and follow in your own time. Whilst there (may) be better mapping tools out there, for beginners it's free, quick to set up and easy to follow once you get going. Here's what you need to do to get started.
ViewRanger is free to download and use on both iPhones and Android devices. You can pay for map packs if you wish from OSMaps but you can get by most of the time with the basic free maps once you learn to read them. (More on that in later posts).
Find our routes
When looking for our ViewRanger routes you can either click one of the links on our walk pages, or search ViewRanger itself on desktop or mobile. Once you have found the route you want to follow, you can then add to your phone to follow during your walk.
If you are searching the ViewRanger app, this can be done in a few ways:
Searching for routes by area
Searching for routes by publisher
Searching for routes by 'shortcode'. (Ours is NStroll)
Once you have found one of our routes (or any others you fancy we haven't got to covering yet) you can click 'Get This Route' and it will automatically be added to your account.
If you found a route on desktop, make sure you check it has synced to your phone. Open the app on your mobile, open the menu and select 'Sync Content'. You will now be able to follow the route on your mobile.
Rinse and repeat! You now know how to access and download any route we or any other publisher makes on the ViewRanger system.
Loving the ViewRanger app already? Good! Slightly confused? Not so good!
The good news is ViewRanger has a host of handy videos explaining how to use their apps. Visit http://support.viewranger.com/ where a treasure trove of information awaits you.
And of course, if you want to know more or have any questions please get in touch or subscribe to our newsletter!