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Nottingham City Transport is telling its passengers to 'get off the bus and take a walk.' A slightly unusual message for the city's principal bus company and the UK's 2014 Bus Operator of the Year you might think? But a message that has the best intentions at heart for its thousands of loyal customers.Aimed at inspiring local people to get out and enjoy Nottingham’s fantastic countryside and the city’s hidden gems, NCT has partnered with the popular website and app – iFootpath – which creates and publishes walking guides for everyone to enjoy – whether a casual rambler, dog walker or a more serious regular hiker. Together, they’ve created six walking guides specifically designed to work around the NCT network.
iFootpath has teamed up with Surrey County Council to bring you the Explore Surrey collection. This collection of 26 digital walking guides takes in the best of Surrey’s glorious countryside. Whether you're an adventurous walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, there's a walk to suit you.
Breeze Magazine is distributed every month to thousands of homes and businesses across Nottingham and Derbyshire. It features fresh content every issue featuring local people, local places, local events and services of interest.
iFootpath has teamed up with Southwold-based brewer Adnams to create 11 walks exploring Norfolk and Suffolk beauty spots with refreshment stops at 15 Adnams pubs, including The Wherry Inn at Geldeston and The Ferry Inn at Stokesby.
We’re thrilled to have another national newspaper giving iFootpath a recommendation. This time it is from The Guardian and is for our freshly released Android App, which provides access to all our walking guides from thousands of Android devices.
We're excited to announce that the iFootpath Android App is now available on Google Play.
Many of you have been asking, for more than a year, for us to create an Android version of the App and we've always been keen but needed to take some time to save up the funds needed to invest. We've now made that investment and we hope that this will mean many more people will be able to join the iFootpath community. We can't wait to welcome all the Android customers to our world.
There's something about rivers and canals that really inspires the walker in us all. Water seems to course through the veins of us Brits, born perhaps through being an island race with a long maritime past. And if you're not spending the day at the coast, then rivers and canals can make just as inspirational a destination.
In our August newsletter we launched a small competition. We asked you to tell us your ‘Top Three Reasons for Loving iFootpath and Walking’ with the chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher. Thank you to everyone who entered and we loved reading the huge variety of reasons that people gave – walking really is all things to all people.
The Canterbury Times, the local newspaper for the Kent area covering Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay, has featured one of iFootpath’s walks as its Wednesday Walk. The journalist LCrudgington says: ‘IF YOU'VE been cooped up inside for too long thanks to the onset of autumn, why not stretch your legs with our Wednesday Walk? This week, the team at iFootpath has shared one of their walks, a six-mile trail from the Grove Ferry picnic site near Canterbury.’
Under ‘A is for Apps’, just five apps made it into the recommendations and we were delighted to find that iFootpath was included as one of them. iFootpath described as ‘this companion app to the excellent walkers’ website’, was included alongside apps for foraging, tree identification, street food and the National Trust.
So make sure you include an iFootpath walk as part of your outdoor living this summer. Thank you once again to The Telegraph for the recommendation – a really lovely surprise.
On 10 June 2013, Micro Mart published a list of 11 Essential Outdoor Apps. The feature aimed to explore the world of smart phone and tablet apps that ‘integrate software into the aspects of our lifestyles that, traditionally, would have been separate from a computer. And not just integrate: maybe it can even improve them.’
Lonely Planet Traveller is the monthly magazine which accompanies the popular travel guides and website that have become a household name. The magazine’s promise to readers is to provide trusted, independent travel advice and information that has been gathered without fear or favour.
Just a short note to thank you for using iFootpath and a particular thanks to those of you that have written and published walks. We now have more than 230 walks on our website, all of which are also available on iFootpath Mobile - our iPhone App. With the winter weather upon us, why not try combining a bracing walk with a visit to a pub for a delicious lunch, fine beverage and a warm by the fire. To help, we've picked out ten short walks that have great pubs near at hand.
We’d love your help in building the walks library to cover more countryside rambles, town trails and riverside strolls across the UK – all of your favourite walks. So as an incentive, for the next 1,000 miles of published walks on iFootpath we’re giving away £10 iTunes or Amazon vouchers for every customer that supplies us with 10 miles of walks for publication (minimum standard of content and other terms apply – see below). This could be a single 10 mile walk, or several walks that add up to 10 miles in total. Or, if you’re feeling generous we can donate the £10 to charity on your behalf.
Use the iFootpath Mobile App to track the route, placing waypoints to split the walk into sections
Upload the GPX route to the website and use the editor to correct any errors
Click ‘Convert to Walk’ and add some words to describe the walk
Add photographs and turn-by-turn directions for each walk section
Check you are happy with the walk using the Preview function and then set the walk to Ready - an administrator will check your walk meets the publication requirements and then release it for all the iFootpath community to enjoy
1.1 Submitted walks must be between 2 and 20 miles in length and must be in the UK.
1.2 The 10 mile target can be met with a single 10 mile walk or, more likely, with a number of walks totalling 10 miles in length when added together.
1.3 The walk content must meet the minimum content requirements as set out in section 2 below.
1.4 iFootpath reserves the right to check the accuracy of the walk descriptions submitted – any walks with factual errors will not be published.
1.5 Offer limited to £30 per customer and will be supplied after walks are approved and published. Offer open to casual walkers only, not to organisations and businesses. The reward can only be supplied as electronic vouchers for Amazon or iTunes to the customer’s registered email address. Customers may choose to refuse the voucher and instead can request iFootpath administrators to donate £10 to one of the following charities as an alternative: Breast Cancer Care, Dog’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support, Children in Need or British Heart Foundation. No cash equivalent is available.
1.6 The words and photographs to describe the walk must be written/taken by the customer and not copied directly from other published sources. By submitting the content the customer confirms that they hold the rights to publish the photographs and text, including permissions from any people appearing in the photographs. By submitting the walk the customer grants iFootpath a perpetual royalty-free right to use the photographs and text for any purpose associated with iFootpath including advertising, marketing and publications.
1.7 Offer valid from 9 February 2012 for the next 1000 miles of walks to be published on iFootpath.com. iFootpath reserves the right to end the offer early or change the terms.
2 Minimum walk content requirements
2.1 The Route. The route can be circular or linear, must be in the UK and must be between 2 and 20 miles in length. The route must be tracked using the iFootpath Mobile Tracker and broken into two or more sections using waypoints to mark the beginning/end of each section.
2.2 Photographs. The submitted walk must include a main image, an icon image and an image for each of the walk sections.
2.3 Text and walk details. The Walk Description must include a summary of what people will see, types of terrain/paths, number of obstacles (gates, stiles etc), scale of ascents/descents and the time a walker should allow to complete the route. The Getting There section must include the nearest postcode and street address of the start point and parking arrangements, along with the nearest rail station if this is appropriate. The Walk Sections must include accurate turn-by-turn directions for the full length of the walk plus any notes on points of interest and/or history of the area.
Great App - never get lost! by The Parallax View
Best couple of quid I’ve spent in a long time. Walks are well described & it’s easy to see if you’ve wandered off the mapped tracks via GPS. Degree of difficulty is useful too - can choose a 2 Welly, 5 mile walk with a pub at the end for a relaxing Sunday.
Email November 2017
Wow what a lovely experience it was using your app worked perfectly from the off for the first time found walks nearby we would have never found, brilliant work guys and gals.
This is a great app. Easy to use. Great selection of walks and very uncomplicated instructions, good simple maps. Other walking apps I have tried can be very confusing, this one is just right. Thank you
I used the app for the first time this afternoon. I lead regular ‘Walking for Health’. The app is terrific!
I do a lot of solo walking...so always worry about safety and getting lost.....not anymore I don't...!!!!! The guides are always spot on....and that's what I do.just follow the blue spot...!!! Thank you.... It's my favourite app...!!!!
My wife and I did your Petworth and Shimmings Valley walk yesterday. It was absolutely beautiful and enhanced by the wonderful weather. Your instructions were the clearest I have ever used for walking.
Without doubt the best app that I have ever downloaded! - NT
This App is brilliant. It enables you to track your walks and download them for future reference. The Library provides you with a variety of walks and are supported by clear instructions and photographs along the route. This makes them very easy to follow. I have used the App for about two years and have found it invaluable. Should you have any queries about any aspect of iFootpath the support you get is second to none.
Absolutely beautiful walk, and a wonderful app. Thank you so much :)
I want to congratulate you on your web site/app performance, quick, reliable and easy to use. I have similar walking apps with OS Maps and ViewRanger but yours is best.
This app has totally changed my life, i absolutely love it. I did this walk yesterday, what a beautiful walk it is, i thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again, in fact i met an older gentleman who was on his 100 and something time there!! My sister and daughter cant wait to come along. The noise mentioned about the motorway is negligible and for me did not detract from the overall walk at all, the view from the top was stunning!!
So far I have downloaded 5 walks and completed 3 of them, tomorrow will be No 4.
I love your website
The walk descriptions are the best I have used in the last six years of rambling since I retired.
This is a website I would be more than happy to pay a subscription for, instead I'll donate a sum to my favourite charity.
Have deleted Pokemon Go and downloaded @ifootpathuk which is much more 'me'
I love the illustrated descriptions of each walk section. Really helps to enjoy the walk and get to know something about what I'm seeing. So much better than apps that only provide GPS co-ordinates and no photos or description. Love it!
After trying out numerous other apps I came across this one: way ahead of any of the others in every way. Much more accurate and very easy to use with great features. Would highly recommend it as THE app to use for walking.
Just wonderful, with walks for everyone: the fit, the not-so-fit, short walks, long walks, through woods, up hills (and down).
I highly recommend it, as my mum and I use it to go for walks and finish by eating at a pub. Its detailed and sometimes humorous instructions lead us easily to our destination. Also, to top this, it has interesting facts about the area we're walking in
I don't review much but this app deserves it. Downloaded some really good walks and the combination of the good descriptions and the really useful map of the walk showing where you are make it a brilliant tool. Well done and keep up the good work.
Very enjoyable and well described route. Views over the river from the warren were stunning.
Fantastic walk and amazing views. Great directions though I followed the GPS map mainly
Great walk, instructions were very detailed, perfect!
This may be the best walk I've ever done. It was certainly the best directions.
Even on a cold windy day with it trying to snow this was still an excellent walk. We managed it with our 2 children of 5 yrs and one in a all terain pram (a defo no no with a normal pram). Will be doing this one again in the summer.
Used app while visiting (it was great!)--live in Texas. Thanks!
Your app and walks are a dream to use
Did this walk this morning with our three little girls and we all love it. Great day outdoor!
The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.
The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.
NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.