Best walking apps 2018

Looking for iOS and Android apps that will get you walking and exploring new places? Try out these five fabulous free apps:

1) This is Gower


The Llandimore trail from the This is Gower app
The Llandimore trail from the This is Gower app

Gower is the beautiful peninsula near Swansea in south Wales, and Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The app features 17 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme – from a quick visit to the remains of WW2 defences on Mumbles Hill, to a wild ramble out to Whiteford National Nature Reserve.

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2) Discover Derbyshire & Peak District

The Peak District was the UK’s first National Park and its paths are some of the most walked across Britain. The 24 walks within this app aren’t the usual run of the mill honey pot trails. Use this app to discover hidden gems across the region.

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3) Heart of Teesdale

What inspired local artists, such as Turner and Cotman, and writers, such as Walter Scott? The 11 walks, complete with maps and directions, packaged with this app will reveal all.

More info and download.

4) Don Valley Way audio trail app

screenshots of DVW Way audio trails app with view of Don River in background
Enjoy nine audio trails along the Don Valley with the DVW Way audio trails app

A series of nine audio-narrated walks that provide manageable looped trails off the Don Valley Way.

More info and download.

5) Ingleborough Archaeological app

Featuring free Ordnance Survey mapping, this app is not for the faint hearted. Explore three walking routes that explore the archaeological remains in the uplands of the Ingleborough Massif in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

More info and download.

screenshot showing one of the trails
Free Ordnance Survey mapping helps app users find their way, which is also supported by GPS location monitoring

All of the apps detailed above were produced by Audio Trails on the Places and Trails app platform.