Explore Britain's National Trails with ViewRanger

Posted on 24/10/2016

Almost 3,000 miles of Britain’s most popular long-distance paths are now available to explore with ViewRanger after the outdoor discovery app teamed up with National Trails.

The National Trails are a series of 15 walking, cycling and horse riding routes – including the legendary backpacking route of the Pennine Way and the iconic chalk scenery of the South Downs Way – spanning some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes across England and Wales.

The routes vary in distance from the 77-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way to over 600 miles of clifftop paths on the South West Coast Path, and can all be downloaded from ViewRanger for free. Each route guide includes up-to-date maps and all the information people need to plan and enjoy their trip.

Craig Wareham, ViewRanger CEO, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the National Trails as one of ViewRanger’s official publishing partners. With a wonderful variety of routes across Britain these trails offer something for all ages and abilities, from epic wilderness adventures like the Pennine Way to the Thames Path which travels through the heart of London. The ViewRanger platform will now bring them to life in a digital format for thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.”

In addition to the 15 National Trails, ViewRanger users can also download the first eight sections of the England Coastal Path. When this new trail is completed in 2020 it will be the longest continual walking route in the world, spanning 2,795 miles. Coastal sections currently open to the public include a 20-mile section in Dorset, a 57-mile route in Somerset and a 34-mile trail in Hartlepool.

ViewRanger’s route guides and digital maps are downloaded and stored on your mobile device, so no network signal is required to use the app while exploring. ViewRanger can also be used to record walks, rides, and other adventures which can later be shared with friends and family.

To download the National Trails collection from ViewRanger, visit http://my.viewranger.com/user/details/2556236


The National Trails in a nutshell:

  1. Cleveland Way – a 109 mile trail taking in dramatic coastline and moorland with fabulous views, castles and tiny fishing villages.
  2. Cotswold Way – over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment, and journeys through picturesque villages and past famous ancient sites.
  3. Glyndŵr's Way – 135 miles of Welsh culture and natural history exploring rolling farmland, open moorland, forests, lakes and reservoirs.
  4. Hadrian's Wall Path – walk 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, past Roman settlements and forts.
  5. North Downs Way – follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on an inspirational 153 mile journey from Farnham to Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover.
  6. Offa's Dyke Path – Following the English/Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa's Dyke, discover changing landscapes and native wildlife.
  7. Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path – this 93-mile walk includes the Brecks: a unique area of forest, heath and low river valleys.
  8. Pembrokeshire Coast Path – twist and turn for 186 miles along rugged clifftops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.
  9. Pennine Bridleway – 205 miles of the Pennines' ancient packhorse routes, drovers’ roads and newly created bridleways for horse riders, cyclists and walkers to explore.
  10. Pennine Way – explore the rugged backbone of England with 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England.
  11. South Downs Way – 100 miles of attractive wildlife, iconic chalk cliffs, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages.
  12. South West Coast Path – 630 miles packed with superb coastline, heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery.
  13. Thames Path – follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills, through London, to the sea.
  14. The Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest road has been used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. The 87-mile long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes in southern central England.
  15. Yorkshire Wolds Way – amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages for 80 miles.
  16. New: England Coast Path – this new National Trail follows England's coastline, giving everyone the legal right to explore our coast for the very first time. Eight paths are currently open with the entire trail due for completion in 2020.




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About ViewRanger

ViewRanger is the outdoor discovery app, helping active people worldwide to locate, plan, navigate, record and share their adventures. ViewRanger contains hundreds of thousands of downloadable route guides, provides free maps for the whole world, delivers powerful GPS navigation features and allows users to record tracks and view live trip stats. The app works offline without phone or data signals anywhere in the world.

More than 600 publishing partners, including Julia Bradbury’s The Outdoor Guide, National Park Authorities, official tourism bodies and travel writers, use the app to publish their route content to ViewRanger’s global audience. ViewRanger is also used and trusted by more than 200 search and rescue teams across Europe, the USA, and Canada.

ViewRanger is a Google Top Developer, and in September 2016 joined Apple on-stage at their keynote event in San Francisco, demonstrating the app to a worldwide audience at the launch of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.

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