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iFootpath Expert: Tap Driving Directions to navigate to the start point of our walks

iFootpath walks all have detailed Getting There information; a paragraph setting out how to get to the start of the walk, together with parking and public transport options where available. This section of our guides will also explain key information like seasonal opening times or parking fees to help you plan your walk. But there is an extra function for iFootpath App users - you can tap the Driving Directions button and use Google or Apple maps to get a detailed driving route from your current location to the walk's start point (or the recommended nearby parking).

 Please read the Getting There information paragraph in full before tapping the Driving Directions. This will make sure you don’t get any surprises at the other end; like a seasonal closure, unexpected parking fee or heritage rail journey. When you get to the Driving Directions destination, then you can open the iFootpath App GPS map and check the exact location of the start of the iFootpath walk – the Go point – from where you can begin your walk.


What if the Start Point is remote and not near a road?

Team iFootpath (Richard and Claire!) have been through all 1,000+ walking guides to check the best parking arrangements in each case. We have added a driving destination location that we believe will best help you park and then find the start of the iFootpath walk. We will, of course, do the same with all newly published walks too. Lots of walks have a car park as the starting point of the walk, so the parking destination and the starting point for the walk are one and the same. There are many walks where this is not the case though, for example, city and town walks, walks that use heritage railways to access a remote start point, long distance trails or walks that start from a pedestrianised area. In these cases, we have chosen an appropriate destination where you should be able to park. Please note that there are some walks in central London where parking is almost impossible so, as advised in the Getting There paragraph, we would always recommend using public transport to access these walks.

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Will I get turn-by-turn Driving Directions?

Tapping the Driving Directions button will take you away from the iFootpath App and will open the Google or Apple Maps App on your phone. Google or Apple maps will provide you full driving directions – indeed it will act like a SatNav – to take you from your current location to the programmed destination. Remember that Google and Apple maps are great, but not always foolproof for every single journey (like any SatNav), so use your common sense whilst driving. Do not allow yourself to be taken the wrong way down a one-way street or into a pedestrianised zone!


What if I do not have Google or Apple maps on my device?

If you do not have a suitable app on your phone, you should be directed to the App Store on your phone where you can download a mapping App.


What do I do if the Directions are wrong?

If the navigation route chosen by Apple or Google maps is wrong, there is probably not a lot that we can do, as the Apple or Google App generates the route (not iFootpath). However, if the destination location is not correct (maybe a car park is closed, for example) then please do get in touch and we can update the Driving Directions destination for that particular walk.


Will it work for walks already downloaded to my Library?

If you have walks that were downloaded to your App Library before we launched this feature (in Sept 2018), the Driving Directions feature will work, but you need to take an extra step. On the Library page, tap the Refresh button to download the latest version of the walk. This refreshed version of the walk will include the correct Driving Directions destination. Refreshing the walks in your Library regularly is always good practice anyway, as it will make sure you have any walk updates we have made (to the directions, photos, map or access information).



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