ViewRanger announces 2018 Top Publisher Awards

Posted on 04/05/2018

Top Publisher Awards: Outdoor organizations and authors honored for their outstanding content contributions and route guides by ViewRanger

Get ready to add more must-do routes and maps to your adventure bucket list this year.

ViewRanger, the outdoor GPS app and global community for outdoor enthusiasts, has released its 2018 Top Publisher Awards. Ten outdoor organizations and authors received the company’s top award for contributing outstanding digital content, including route descriptions, turn-by-turn directions and photos to share with the growing ViewRanger outdoor community.

This year’s winners span the globe from UK, USA, Germany, Sweden, and Italy. They include: Alison Mackenzie, Michael Will, Northumberland National Park Authority, Pro-M Tracciati, Roanoke Outside, The Royal Geographical Society, Rucksack Rose, Skåneleden Trail, Skye Strolls Woodbridge, and Traccia Italia.

"We’re delighted to be associated with so many outstanding outdoor publishers who use the ViewRanger platform to create and distribute unique and engaging trail guides," ViewRanger CEO Craig Wareham said. "It doesn’t matter if you’re a global brand or an individual who shares routes in your local area – what matters is the quality and popularity of the trail guides, and these ten publishers have all set the bar very high."

"By publishing our routes on ViewRanger, we’ve been able to reach even greater numbers of people, helping them to engage more deeply with the landscape and Britain’s diverse geography," said Caroline Millar, project manager at Discovering Britain, a project created by The Royal Geographical Society. "Discovering Britain is all about getting people outside to enjoy the landscape and experience the stories beyond the view, and we'll be adding lots more walks through ViewRanger over the coming months."

ViewRanger hosts trail guides from thousands of professional publishing partners, organizations, and local experts around the world, making it quick and easy for active outdoor enthusiasts to find interesting walks, hikes, and rides worldwide. Explorers can find, follow, and download maps for each guide in the free ViewRanger app on a smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet.

ViewRanger has honored contributors with the top award since 2016. 

To learn more and see routes from all the winners, go to

ViewRanger 2018 Top Publishers

Alison Mackenzie
Living in Tenerife, Alison brings her local knowledge and passion for this island to life with a series of a 100 trails that caputure the best of island landscape. 

Michael Will
Michael has published more than 250 routes, including park walks on the Canary Islands and ski routes in the Dolomites.

Northumberland National Park Authority
Responsible for 400 square miles of breathtaking horizons, dark skies, tranquility & nature, stretching from Hadrian's Wall to the Scottish Borders, the Northumberland National Park Authority route collection includes many of the definitive trails within the park.

Pro-M Tracciati
The Milan-headquartered bike and cycle gear distributor and retailer has published almost 500 cycling and mountain bike routes across Italy.

Roanoke Outside
Roanoke Outside is a charitable organization designed to help outdoor recreation enthusiasts find places to explore and post events in the Roanoke Region of Virginia.  

The Royal Geographical Society
The Royal Geographical Society publishes routes under Discovering Britain, a major walking project that encourages deeper engagement with Britain’s rich and diverse landscapes through a series of digital route guides exploring the stories behind the nation’s geography, history, and culture. 

Rucksack Rose
Publishing as Rucksack Rose, costume designer Stephanie Hakin has created a collection of trail guides that explore the North Pennines, Northumberland, and Northern England. 

Skåneleden Trail
The Skåneleden Trail is a long-distance footpath through the beautiful countryside of Skåne, Sweden. The trail is over 1000 kilometres long and is divided into five separate trails, with total of 89 sections. 

Skye Strolls Woodbridge
Paul, who runs Skye Strolls Woodbridge, is an ex-scout leader and qualified mountain leader who now aims to encourage people to take to the plentiful footpaths, bridleways, and trails across Great Britain. He has created trail guides for several organizations on ViewRanger, including The Camping and Caravanning Club, the Sorrel Horse Public House in Shottisham, and the Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel in Suffolk. 

Traccia Italia
Traccia Italia is compiling a long-distance mountain bike trail that snakes throughout Italy. 


Editors’ notes:

Images and ViewRanger media kit:

For more information contact:

Kris Wagner, ViewRanger Marketing Director  

ViewRanger is a free GPS navigation app used by millions of people around the world to plan, navigate, and share outdoor adventures. Combining the world’s best offline maps with interactive route guides, advanced GPS navigation features, augmented reality, and cutting-edge wearable technology, ViewRanger is the ultimate adventure tool for anyone exploring the great outdoors.

The ViewRanger app was recently awarded the prestigious Android Excellence award by Google Play and will be pre-installed on the new Land Rover Explore smartphone from April 2018. Learn more at


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