ViewRanger, the outdoor guide, mapping and navigation app, is working with the Chiltern Society to make many of the best walking routes in the Chilterns available to download on smartphones and tablets.
Chiltern Society chooses ViewRanger to put the best of The Chilterns onto mobile
It coincides with today’s publication of a new walking book, 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns, produced by the Chiltern Society as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Every walk from the book has been made available to download onto Apple and Android phones, tablets, and smart watches via the ViewRanger mobile app.
The routes include favourites from society volunteers and circular walks of varying length, split into three geographical areas throughout the entire Chilterns area from south Oxfordshire to north Herts.
Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “Working with ViewRanger has helped the Chiltern Society to create rich digital route guides that mirror the walks within the guidebook.
“Using ViewRanger, walkers can easily follow the route guides and view their current position on a detailed map using the active navigation system which alerts the user if they veer off track.
“Photographs, waypoint information, and other helpful content for each walk are included within the digital route guides. The guides are downloaded and stored on a mobile device, so that no mobile network signal is required when navigating along them on a map.
“ViewRanger can also be used to record walks and other adventures – complete with route statistics and images, tracked routes can be shared with the ViewRanger community and other friends via social media or email.”
Chiltern Society route compiler, Andrew Clark, said: “The Chiltern Society has been organising walks for nearly all of its 50 year existence so it was only appropriate that we should produce a very special walking book to mark our Golden Jubilee.
“The walks suit all occasions – there are family walks, pub walks, longer distance walks and riverside walks – and all are on public rights of way or open access land. It has taken over one thousand hours of walking and research to finalise the book, but it has been a labour of love.”
Routes from 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns are available to purchase and download as individual routes via the ViewRanger app. They have also been grouped into three Route Collections by area, as in the book, for ease of browsing:
• 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns: Northern Chilterns
• 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns: Mid Chilterns
• 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns: South Chilterns
The book 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns is available via the Chiltern Society website, www.chilternsociety.org.uk and in local bookshops priced £14.95.
The Chiltern Society will be publishing further walking route guides through ViewRanger in the coming months.
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Combining high-quality mapping for over 20 different countries, active GPS waypoint navigation, national and international trail guides, and sports computer functionality, the app is designed to work in areas with no phone or data coverage. On the move and with no signal users can view maps and actively navigate trails overlaid on the map, record their tracks, and view live stats.
In areas with a data connection, the BuddyBeacon function can be used to locate friends in real-time; link photos and tweets to tracks and share these adventures via a range of platforms; plan future trips nearby or far afield by downloading routes with descriptions and photos or plot or publish their own.
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The ViewRanger app is available on smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches with Apple® iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire, along with a complementary map and route plotting on the my.viewranger website.
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About The Chiltern Society
The Chiltern Society, which is the only registered charity dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for the Chilterns landscape, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. With 7,000 members, including hundreds of volunteers, the Society maintains miles of footpaths and cycle paths; cares for a dozen heritage and woodland sites, and campaigns to protect the area from overbearing development. It organises scores of walks, cycle rides and countryside events for members of the public.
For further information on the Chiltern Society, contact Victoria Blane on 01494 771250
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