By Drawlive Ltd
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The urban walking route planner for 60+ towns and cities† in England and Scotland († *** N.B. see list below for full details of coverage***).
walkit.com can help you find your way on foot around London and 60 other English and Scottish towns and cities.
With walkit.com you can generate optimised A to B as well as circular walking routes. Each route includes a map, a set of written turn-by-turn directions, an estimated walking time (according to a slow, medium or fast pace), a journey distance (miles and kilometres), a Calorie burn and a carbon saving.
Taking advantage of your phone's location-awareness, the map can be set to follow you as you walk, and can even be rotated to always show the way you are facing with your phone. Following walking directions has never been easier!
For A to B routes you can chose between a direct (i.e. the quickest) route or a 'less busy' one that will try and avoid major roads and favour off-road paths through parks and by waterways. In London and Cambridge you can even chose a 'low pollution' route.
You are now offered up to 4 via destinations for your A-B routes.
Can easily find your way back with a convenient reverse route button, found on the map of any route.
With our circular routes you can choose between a range of times (between 30 mins and 4 hours) and walking speeds, helping you find health or leisure routes right from your front door.
If you are a mywalkit member you can also benefit from the personalised settings (e.g. walking speeds) that you have entered in your profile.
walkit.com currently finds walking routes for 60+ cities and towns in England and Scotland, with support for more planned. This app will stay current with all cities we support, which at the time of writing include:
* Blackburn with Darwen
* Bury St Edmunds
* High Wycombe
* Leamington Spa & Warwick
* Luton & Dunstable
* Newcastle & Gateshead
* Nuneaton & Bedworth
* Stoke on Trent & Newcastle
* Wakefield District
* Wigan Borough
The app currently only supports routes in the cities and towns listed above, and is only available with English language support.
What's New in Version 1.5.2
This version of the app fixes a number of bugs, brings full screen capability to iPhone 5 and focuses on iOS 7 compatibility. It also improves a speed of walking journey load times.
Major changes in this release:
* Fix a problem with feedback pages where for some users it was impossible to return to any other screen once the feedback message window had been displayed
* Fix a problem where the app would switch to the feedback page when the user switched to another app, or an incoming call put the app in the background.
* Fix a crash when the app has been put in the background.
* Change handling of calibration display so that it only displays when there is interference with the phone's internal compass and the compass is actually needed i.e. on the map view where tracking of user location is selected. Previously the app would display this dialog at any time that interference was detected, even if the compass was not needed at that time.
* Improve the speed of loading routes and displaying them on the map.
* Maximise the viewable map area - a single short touch on the map will hide the toolbar and navigation bar, and another single short touch will bring them back. This allows for more of the screen to be dedicated to the actual map, if desired.
The app's interface has been reworked to fit better with the new styling of iOS 7.
Doesn't use Apple Maps