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Walks to your mobile with a free app
Software from ViewRanger for Android and iPhone allows you to view your position and plotted routes on your mobile phone. The app is free and you can view Walkingworld walks on a range of 'open' mapping and aerial imagery. It's a great way to access and follow your Walkingworld walks. Walkingworld subscribers can download walks direct to their phone for no extra cost.
Please note that the app does not download the OS maps that we provide. The free OpenCycleMap mapping available with ViewRanger is actually reasonably good for walking as it shows contours and can be used very effectively with a printed paper map.
However if you want more detailed mappping you can buy tiles for an increasing range of countries. Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer and 1:50,000 Landranger mapping is available.
The application links directly with Walkingworld to search for walks in your vicinity. If you are Walkingworld subscriber you can then download the walk directly to your phone. This gives you the step by step instructions, position data and the waymark pictures.
Setting up your Walkingworld login
You can set up this free access in your My ViewRanger account. First you need to register your phone in the My Viewranger community portal - this is done automatically when you sign up from the app.
Once you have done this you should log in to the My ViewRanger portal and enter your Walkingworld login details. To do this select 'Plug ins' from the 'My account' drop down menu at the top of the page. Put in the email address you are registered with for Walkingworld and your Walkingworld password, and press 'Save'.
Finally make sure you are signed into your ViewRanger account on your device. You'll find this under the Settings menu.
Finding and downloading Walkingworld walks
You can use the map in My Viewranger to search for Walkingworld walks and view their details, including the instructions and images. It is also possible to search for walks from the ViewRanger application on your phone.
To find walks in a particular location centre the map on the place and bring up the function to Search, then pick Routes. Little Walkingworld logos should come up on the map to show where the walks start. Touch the screen on the one you want and hold your finger there to bring up an option to download. First you get the summary and then the option to download the waymarks. As long as you have entered your Walkingworld login (as described above) the app will recognise that you have a current subscription and the download will be free.