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If you are going walking anywhere in the UK mountains and countryside - clear, accurate and up-to-date route instructions are an absolute must. walks are hand-crafted by professionals who really understand what makes a good walk - a good walk. Each 1:25 000 scale walk map (many with details not on the OS map) includes clear and precise route instructions to ensure you get the most out of your day in the UK countryside.

If you would like to see over 50 FREE example walks - get the Newsletter

And because we actively encourage all our members to report any changes to the route and/or route directions (using this form), we can quickly update each walk with the very latest information. Something simply not possible with an old fashioned printed book or leaflet.

With you'll spend more time drinking in the scenery and less time pouring over the instructions - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks. Accounts last a lifetime

Accounts with do not have a time limit. They will only expire once you have used all your credits. That means that if you are only an occasional walker your account will last for years and years. This makes a account much more economical than a traditional poor value annual subscription.

What's more, if you wait to download each walk until a few days before you need it - you can be sure you will be following only the very latest information - whether you walk next week, next month or next year.

With YOU decide how long your account will last - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.


Find new places to go walking with

Our unique Interactive Walk Selection Maps featuring OS Explorer Maps, OS Landranger Maps and UK National Parks allow you to quickly find your next walk- even if you don't know the name of the mountain, hill, valley, lake, dale, village, town, county, National Park or Ordnance Survey map.

No flicking back and forwards in a book, no tedious lists of bemusing and irrelevant search engine results to wade through.

Furthermore, if you need some help choosing your next walk - you'll find mountains of expert advice in Walk Ideas and thousands of stunning views in The Photo Gallery.

If you are looking for a walk up a specific hill or mountain and are not sure exactly where it is (or how to spell it) you'll probably find it listed in Peaks and Mountains.

And if you prefer to find your walks by more traditional methods - see Walks by UK Postcode or enter a location name into Walk Search.

With you'll spend more time walking and find new places to walk, new views to admire and new experiences to enjoy - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.


Find new friends to walk with at

Love to go walking but just cannot find someone to share your passion?

No-one to share the view. No-one to share the experience. No-one to share that warming cup of tomato soup.

For most of us, finding good friends to walk with is not easy, but if can help you meet JUST ONE new walking friend on the Find a Friend Message Board you'll be mighty glad you open an account.

And once you have made contact with everyone you want to, you can use any remaining credits to download all your Favourite Walks, GPS Waypoints, 'Best Walks in . . .' lists and collections and/or Tick Lists/Bagging Maps all for just one single easy payment.

With you could meet someone new to share your passion - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.


Create your own, personal walking book with

At you get much more than just expert Walk Routes. You can use your 50 credits to download GPS Waypoint Data Files, any or all of our popular 'Best Walks in . . .' lists, any or all of our Peak Bagging Tick Lists/Bagging Maps and/or contact new people on our Find New Walking Friends and Walking Groups Message Board - it's entirely up to you.

It's like creating your own personal walking book - but with only the walks and downloads you want, fully up-to-date, with clear and easy-to-follow instructions and of course much, much easier to carry.

With you can mix and match your credits so you only pay for the items you want - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.


Do not miss a tick with

Peak Bagging involves walking and hiking up all the hills and mountains on a particular list - so that you can proudly claim to have er . . walked or hiked up all the hills and mountains on a particular list. As pastimes go it's pretty harmless, healthy and gets you out into areas of the countryside that you probably hadn't thought of going to before - which all in all can't be a bad thing. is busy producing a series of fully annotated maps showing the locations of all the significant mountain summits and tops in each area complete with a comprehensive tick list on which you can record your success.

For some advice about how to get started and a list of the Peak Bagging Tick Lists and Location Maps currently available - click here.

If you would like to see a FREE example Peak Bagging Map and Tick List - get the Newsletter

It can be immensely rewarding too - but hard work at times. Particularly when the weather closes in and you are tired. But if one of our Peak Bagging maps stops you from missing JUST ONE peak, top, summit, Munro, Murdo, Corbett, Graham, Wainwright, Hewitt, Marilyn or Bridget (particularly after you've made all that effort to to get up there) - you'll be mighty glad you took us with you.

So Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.


Enjoy the added security of GPS with

You don't need GPS to walk in the British Isles but it can be useful to check your location - particularly when the mist descends. has over 15904 downloadable GPS Waypoints in both GPX (.gpx) format and Text (.txt) format which you can upload into your GPS Device and/or covert into a variety of formats. All you need is an Account with, a GPS Cable and some free software.

Each walk's set of downloadable GPS Data consist of between 5 and 15 key waypoints located at all the critical decision points around the walk. These points are usually located between 1/2km and 3km apart - so you you can spend your day gazing at the broad horizons instead of concentrating on the tiny screen. Tried and tested, it is a system that works superbly well.

If you have ever tried entering Waypoints into a GPS device by hand you'll know how time consuming it is and how easy it is to make a mistake - particularly when you cross OS grid sections.

If you would like to see some FREE example GPS Waypoint Data Files - get the Newsletter

With you can download GPS Waypoints and upload them into your GPS Device so you always stay the right track - so Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks. just might change your life

No, really, it might. Consider this:

What direction might your life take when you are;

- on top of a mountain you've never heard of,

- with a new friend who shares your passion,

- gazing at a majestic vista you never dreamt about,

- which might just give you the inspiration to achieve

  what you never before thought possible.

And if that's not worth a few pounds - what is?

So Open an Account Today and start walking better Walks.

Of course if you not want to open an account and support is and the work we are doing that's OK.

We hope you'll send us some pictures for The Photo Gallery, improve your navigation ability in Hill Skills, enter one or more of our various Competitions and get good value from the information in our independent Product Reviews and Walking Gear Tests.

And if you sign up for our regular monthly HTML Newsletter you can download over 50 Free Sample Walks, Free Sample GPS Waypoint Files in .txt and .gpx formats, a Free Sample Peak Bagging Mountain Tick List and Map and be kept fully up-to-date with all the new promotions and offers available from

And who knows, perhaps you'll catch up with us all a bit further up the path (most people seem to!).

**Availability of the web site is subject to factors outside our control, However our service level agreement with our suppliers stipulates that the site will be available for at least 99.9% of the available time.

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What people are saying about the fabulous

"I just wanted to say how great and accurate [c430 Cuns Fell, Melmerby Fell and Fiend's Fell from Melmerby ] is"

Brian Tack, September 2011

"Hi, find your site most helpful for Lake District, Wales . . . your walk guide for the Langdale Pikes [c281 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale ] and Scafell Pike via Corridor and back down Mickeldore [c233 Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water ] was really good.....Thank You"

G Harvey, September 2011

"I would just like to say how delighted I am with your website and the services you offer."

Colin, November 2010

"I have completed all the AW peaks, in 66 days of walking using your excellent routes. I have found them absolutely reliable, and have not come across any mistakes. I tell everyone that I meet on the fells about your wonderful web site and shall continue to use you for further walking in other aresa! Well done and thank you to your team and contributors!!!"

Katrina Brayshaw, Harrogate, August 2010

"Found your site yesterday and went for our first family (all novices) walk. su125 South Nutfield from Bletchingley , [was a] very good walk for new walkers."

Graeme Slate, August 2010

"Hi, Please find attached pic of myself Paul Baldry (with Max the Dog), Jenny Baldry, Tom Evans and Martin Brown on top of Ingleborough on our 3 Peaks Challenge for Cash 4 Kids Charity for which we have raised over £1500. We completed all three in 11 Hours, a very tiring but fulfilling day and a day we’ll remember for a long time. P.S fantastic site, as we used your very detailed map and data for my GPS. Many thanks"

Paul Baldry, June 2010

"The attached photos were taken during a couple of weeks at the end of May and the beginning of June. The walks I followed were as follows:

c251 The Mardale Head Horizon from Mardale Head ,

c212 Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb and Mellbreak from Loweswater 
(By the way, the scree on Mellbreak was very loose due to the dry weather making a difficult descent),

c345 Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Little Town ,

c201 Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag from Keswick ,

c275 Darling Fell, Low Fell and Fellbarrow from Loweswater  and

c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite .

Great directions as usual. Thanks again."

Christine Shepherd June 2010

"Here are some photos I took whilst out walking in the Peak District. I hope they get people wanting to get their boots on and 'Go for a walk'. Regards"

Phillip Martin, June 2010

"Hi On the 30 May 2010 we walked up Longridge Fell in Lancashire (l126 Longridge Fell (Spire Hill) from Jeffrey Hill ). It was lovely until we crossed the road opposite Weedacre Farm and entered a field. The uphill 'path' was overgrown with gorse and underfoot was positively swampy. I recommend wearing gaiters and taking a walking stick both for testing the depth of the boggy ground and to fight your way through the gorse (or perhaps a pair of shears!!). The rest of the walk was great. Regards"

Ally Davies, June 2010

"Terrific website jammed pack full of information that is easy to find. Thanks alot."

Alex Leaver, May 2010

"The [Black Fuji Camera found on fellside below Blake Fell near Loweswater] Camera [featured on your Lost & Found Pages] has now been reunited with its owner In Workington. Thank You, What A Great Service."

Libby Burns March 2010

"Hope you enjoy [these pictures] as much as I enjoyed the walk c304 Beda Head and Place Fell from Howtown "

Christine Shepherd February 2010

"With a pal we are planning to embark on attempting to climb all The Northern Pennines Fells, so found the listing provided on this site invaluable."

Gerry Ball February 2010

"I have managed to walk with so many new friends that I've found from your site, it really does work! "

John Preston February 2010

" Thanks for a great site - just found it and it's brill! "

Caroline Page January 2010

"I must say that I have been overwhelmed with responses to my message. It has been lovely and I've met some really nice people . . . I feel terrible that I am having to refuse walks with some walkers as I simply don't have enough time! "

Helen Ditchfield January 2010

" I just wanted to say what a lovely and interesting walk [d173 Chelmorton from Wye Dale, The Peak District National Park] was. We went as a New Years day walk 2010. The route was well discribed and had some nice views. As for the Pub (The Church Inn, Chelmorton) it was well worth the trip. Very welcoming staff and good homecooked food. Excellent. Thank you "

Stephen Toplis, Derbyshire January 2010

" We used the c114 High Street from Mardale Head  route . . . what a great day, brilliant weather and great views . . . keep up the good work. "

Glenn Philpott October 2009

" Hello, I have just completed [ch103 Hare Hill and Monk's Heath from Alderley Edge, Cheshire]. Beautiful scenary . . . the walk is fantastic. "

Jackie Kilcourse, Manchester October 2009

" ny147 Wharfedale from Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale  is a nice walk . . . thanks for pointing it out . . . your efforts are appreciated. "

Gordon Hurn, Newark August 2009

" Thanks for the service you provide; we have been on many of your walks and find the instructions very helpful. "

John Cuthbert, Preston August 2009

" I am just writing to say Thank You. I have just finished walking the highest 100 Wainwrights. Most of these were completed with walks from your wonderful site. As I am usually a lone walker the clear directions and compass references are really reassuring and have kept me on track even in mist and hailstorms (as I found myself in on my way up Seatallan this weekend). A tip that other walkers may find useful is to print off two copies of the route and put one in the windscreen of the car with a ETA and an emergency contact number. Thanks again. I will continue to walk the Wainwrights with go4awalk (about 60 to go). "

Christine Shepherd, Leeds July 2009

" Walk d196 well deserves your rating as one of the best walks in the Peak District (see photo). Kind Regards, and many thanks for your superb web-site "

Michael Forster, Orgeval, France June 2009

" Great site! I printed of the notes that you have for the Yorkshire three Peaks ny101 The Yorkshire Three Peaks from Horton in Ribblesdale  and they were brilliant. The team that I walked with at the weekend all commented on how accurate they were. Thanks "

John Carney, Birmingham March 2009

" I signed up with you a couple of weeks ago and me and my wife Hazel (the one in the red coat on the frozen Red Tarn) used your route and GPS waypoints to tackle Helvellyn. Here are a few photos of Striding Edge and Red Tarn) taken on the way up on Saturday 03/01/2009. You have a brilliant website. Many thanks "

Terry Maddocks January 2009

" I wondered if you might like these photos for your website.

Keep up the great work!"

Steve Clements January 2009

" Please feel free to add this photo to your gallery collection. Taken last October on an excellent ridge walk on a clear autumn day.  A walk (The Newlands Horseshoe) that was inspired by one picked from your excellent site. A great day and a mighty walk for me and more so for Jack my 6 year old lad.   Many thanks   Dean Bowen "

Dean Bowen

January 2009

" I think your service is a fantastic idea, and exactly what I've been looking for as I have an eTrex and find loading waypoints by hand very tedious. "

Helen Simpson, Essex January 2009

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