Tens of thousands of people enjoy using the iFootpath App and other walking guide Apps to successfully follow great walks in the UK whether the walks are nearby to where they live or further afield. They gain the confidence to find & enjoy wonderful hikes and strolls by themselves or with family & friends. Often, however, we hear that many people are put off using a walking guide App because of Myths about what an App can or can't do. We've presented below some answers to the more common worries that people have mentioned to us through email and social media...
So, if you are reluctant to use a walking guide App have a quick read through... if you do not find the answer to your worry or fear about walking with the help of an App please contact us and we will try our best to help.
We’ve listed below some ways that you can zoom into the iFootpath website and App so that the directions and maps are easier to read. We hope that these will prove helpful whether you are out walking or checking out the routes in the comfort of your home.
I like to take a camera with me when I walk. Sometimes it’s a comfort blanket in case I come across something that I just must capture and share. At other times, I need a camera to take pictures for a new iFootpath walk or perhaps to gather some more snaps to add to an iFootpath walk Gallery.
The iFootpath collection of digital walking guides is constantly growing. With more than a thousand guides, we know lots of our customers have followed many of our walks, mounting to the handful, tens or even hundreds. People often have a wishlist of walks they want to try for the first time or a list of trusted walks they want to repeat and share with friends. So how can you keep a record of which walks you have already completed and which walks you love? Help is at hand with the ‘My Completed Walks’ and ‘My Favourite Walks’ feature on the iFootpath App and website.
Thanks to a new collaboration between the Penistone Line Partnership and iFootpath we are able to offer you walking routes that will allow you to discover some amazing Yorkshire gems from an iron-age hillfort and a community farm, to stunning abbey ruins and scenic river weirs. This charming area is simply crying out to be enjoyed…
It is estimated (by Deloitte) that globally 3.5 million photos are shared every minute… and people love them. This iFootpath Expert article explains how you can share your walking pictures with others by uploading them to the iFootpath walk Galleries – there’s a Gallery for every walk and an audience waiting to view them.
iFootpath digital walking guides are all designed to be followed using our dedicated App, but there are several reasons that you might also want to print the guides. In this latest instalment of the iFootpath Expert blog we explain the reasons that the App should always be your first choice, as well as the options for printing the guides…
In this series of blog posts we have taken a look at how microstock may be an attractive place for you to sell your pictures, how copyright and quality come before all else and how you can streamline your upload process to multiple microstock sites. In this instalment, I wanted to let you know a little about the software that I use to process my images for microstock sites and for use on iFootpath, with a hope that this will help you produce great images from your walks.
iFootpath has teamed up with Ryedale District Council to bring you a new circular long-distance walking trail in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. This 67-mile (108km) long-distance trail celebrates the glorious landscape of this district as well as the many traditional small villages and the five historic market towns, all offering a great Yorkshire welcome.
Howardian Hills AONB has teamed up with iFootpath to create six Easy Countryside Walking Trails, designed to give everyone the chance to enjoy a slice of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover the beauty of this charming landscape on hard-surfaced tracks and lanes, with short routes suitable for beginners, wheelchairs, pushchairs or disability buggies. There are stunning views and nature-rich woodlands just waiting to be discovered, and chance for a glimpse of the Kilburn White Horse, Ampleforth Abbey and Byland Abbey.
This is the third of a series of blog posts about microstock photography. In this post I will be giving you a few insights into the workflow I use to get my pictures successfully uploaded to microstock sites.
There are essentially three stages to the process and my objective is to balance ease and speed with results. After all, no one wants to spend hours preparing and submitting images to each microstock site and then adding keywords and a caption – better to spend your time out walking and capturing some great pictures along the way.
In my last blog post ‘Are your walking photos good enough to sell?’ I provided an introduction to microstock and how it is possible to earn a small income from pictures that you take whilst out walking. In this blog post I want to continue with giving some information about the type of pictures that microstock sites are looking for and, perhaps more importantly, the pictures they won’t accept.
The pictures you take while out walking deserve better than just being archived on your hard drive. Walking and photography make great bedfellows - especially if you can also earn a small income from your best pictures. If you are one of those people that likes to take a camera with you when you walk, perhaps snapping landscapes, wildlife, historic buildings or your faithful pooch as you trot happily along the footpaths, then read on….
Many of you have asked what else you can do to help and support us. Spreading the word is really helpful, telling your friends, family and colleagues all about iFootpath. You may also want to write a review of the App (to encourage more people to join in) or share your own walking stories in our Facebook group. We don’t want to raise the price of the App nor introduce an annual fee or ‘pay per walk’ model as we are committed to keeping the App as accessible to as many people as possible. Having said that, more funds would be useful to help us grow the collection of walking guides, so if you would like to donate a little extra (just £1 from everyone would go a very long way) that would be great.
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iFootpath is proud to be the walking guides partner for an exciting arts project in the Surrey Hills. During Summer 2016 a number of striking looking sculptures popped up along the Greensand Way. These distinct pieces of art are part of the Inspiring Views project delivered by Surrey Hills Arts. Funded through the Mittal Foundation, this project has worked with landowners to open up hidden views along the Greensand Way, improve access and commission artists to interpret the views through art, poetry and sound.
Ryedale District Council has teamed up with iFootpath to bring you the Visit Ryedale Collection, 21 digital walking guides that will help you discover this glorious part of North Yorkshire. Each walk begins in one of the market towns – Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton-on-Derwent – and there are routes to suit all abilities, from shorter discovery trails to longer countryside rambles. The Visit Ryedale Collection is part of the wider Ryedale Market Towns promotion project, which aims to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside around the five Ryedale market towns, whilst also encouraging stops at attractions, cafes, pubs and shops along the way.
Abbot's Mitre, Chilbolton, Hampshire
Absolutely fantastic, LOVE this app, we have really enjoyed them all so far. And the walks you've created for our pub have been SO popular, best thing we did was to have you guys create them
Natalie Williams, Economic Development Team, West Sussex County Council
We’re really happy with the end product and the statistics prove that we’re reaching many more potential visitors than we would do on our own.
Carolyn Frank, Owner, Moors Inn, N York Moors
Thanks. We've already had great feedback on the walk you created for us and the app. A very quick service which I would thoroughly recommend.
Duncan Lochhead, Communications Director, Brunning and Price
I've read through them all (walking guides) and I think they are really excellent. You have made things very easy for us. The process has worked really well and we're delighted with the results.
Helen Pillinger, Operations Director, Barons Pub Company
We are delighted with the walks that iFootpath has put together for us, each starting and finishing at our friendly and welcoming pubs.
Karen Brown, Group Marketing Manager, The Lewis Partnership
iFootpath has written two circular walks for us, starting and finishing at two of our properties. The whole process has been simple and efficient and has proved a great way to extend our guest interaction and enhance our guests' experience.
Sue Redshaw, Owner, Moonlight Cottage B&B and Tea Rooms, South Downs
The ones starting from us are very popular! Very happy walkers. Thank you iFootpath.
Sheri Johnson, Trustee, Friends of the Hurtwood
The feedback from the trustees has been excellent! Everyone really likes the balance between directions and information. Thank you!
Sue Korman, Friends of Sussex Hospices
...an enormous thank you! This has surpassed all our expectations; it is so thoughtfuly written and thorough. We are absolutely thrilled to see the walk made real.
Surrey County Council Countryside Team
Very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service from iFootpath. They walked, photographed and converted 26 of our routes to create the 'Explore Surrey Collection' on the walking app, thereby offering a completely new way for Surrey's walkers to access our promoted routes.
Steve Bridge, Owner, Abbots Mitre, Hampshire
This is the first time we have used iFootpath for our business. We found Claire and Richard to be really helpful and understanding. The walk they produced for us has increased footfall and productivity, we are really grateful for their contribution to our pub.