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iFootpath features in YHA Top Travel Apps

There was a time when going travelling meant just three essentials on your packing list: ticket, wallet, passport...but these days many people’s key essential is the smartphone. And it’s not essential just for keeping in touch with friends and relatives while you’re away, it is also a pocket sized reference guide to all your travel needs. No wonder then that the YHA has compiled a list of the 12 Top Apps for Travelling and Backpacking...and iFootpath is one of them.


walkersThe YHA says, ‘Off on your travels? As well as stocking up on those suitcase essentials, make sure your gadget is loaded with these handy travel apps! From planning your journey to sharing your tourist tips, these 12 clever titles help to make backpacking a breeze. Just don’t forget your charger...’

The list includes Skype to keep in touch with friends and family, Wifi Finder to save on data charges, Foodspotting to help when you get the munchies and Duolingo to help you conquer the local lingo.

iFootpath is included in the list at Number 12...clearly saving the best ‘til last! ‘Hold the UK countryside in the palm of your hand. This walking app combines the detailed directions of traditional guide books with the accuracy of GPS. Follow your progress and add to a hub of information, without the fear of getting lost,’ explains the YHA. Many thanks to YHA for the recommendation, it means a lot to us.

Visit to read the full article and to find Youth Hostels, Camping Barns or even a Castle to form part of your UK adventures.

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