This site uses cookies please click 'Accept' to continue and remove this message or 'More....' to view our cookie policy

Continued use of this site indicates that you accept our cookie policy

For full access to iFootpath, to join the walking community, rate the walks, print, leave comments, mark walks as Favourite & Completed (mirror in the App), and much more please register and login. It's free (no subscription, no charge to view or download a walking guide or GPS route) and only takes a moment or two. Already registered? Login here.

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 yha.org.uk/media/blog/top-apps-travelling-and-backpacking to read the full article and to find Youth Hostels, Camping Barns or even a Castle to form part of your UK adventures.

17 September 2015

Six Reasons to Love Autumn Walks
Discover Lilleshall’s New Cafe Bar with an Exclusi...

Related Posts

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
default_blogger iFootpath features in YHA Top Travel Apps - iFootpath
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, 22 January 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

What our customers say

We've an App too

Did you know that we have an iFootopath App? - includes all walks with directions and a live map...

No need to print and no more wrong turns....

Get the iFootpath App

appstore  en badge web generic

Click top right X to close.

Do you want to download the GPX/GPS for this Walk?

Did you know that we have an iFootopath App? - includes all walks with directions and a live map powered by the GPX file? - Find out more...

We have an FAQ for GPX files, how to download them and how to translate them for use on a Garmin etc - Click here for help 

Know what you are doing? - then just dismiss this notice and click the GPX icon again.

Get the iFootpath App

appstore  en badge web generic

Click top right X to close.

Length

The length (in miles) of a walk is an approximation of the overall of the walking guide, not a measure of the distance "as the crow flies" between any two points. This is based on the GPX file that was created when the author walked the route and rounded to the nearest mile.length

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult it is to walk. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 walking boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles or other obstacles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. Do be aware that the level of stamina required will vary and you should only walk within your limits - the indication of walk length will help with this. 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.

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.

Click top right X to close.