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More great apps for walkers

We have blogged before about top walking apps but, of course, there are new apps appearing on the market all the time. This is a fast-growing apps field and many new and innovative apps are aimed at walkers and walking for fitness. The walking apps range is diverse, from apps that will keep track of your walking distances and routes to apps that guide you on new routes, telling you extra information about what you’ll see and do along the way.

Four top walking apps

Kildonan Trail, Sutherland, Scotland The Kildonan Trail has been developed to start the ball rolling for the Bicentenary of the Kildonan Clearances 1813-2013. A unique interactive tour guide, Museum Without Walls: Scotland’s Clearances Trail App, is the brainchild of   Timespan Museum and Arts Centre. The aim of the App is to give virtual and actual visitors a hands-on and interactive trip around one of the country’s most beautiful and historic areas, the Strath of Kildonan, in the northernmost tip of Scotland. The story of the Kildonan Clearances tells how 100 people left their homes in the Strath of Kildonan and emigrated en masse to Red River Settlement in Canada. The area developed into the city of Winnipeg. The epic voyage made by some families cleared from the Strath of Kildonan is widely viewed by historians as one of the most demanding journeys endured by European emigrants to North America. It is hoped the App will reach across the Atlantic to the ancestors of the displaced Sutherland families, as well as offering an opportunity for everyone to follow a new Kildonan Trail walk along the flatter lands of the Strath of Kildonan, Sutherland. See Timespan2013 app iFootpath A website as well as an app, iFootpath has been recommended by The Telegraph (June 2013), Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine (April 2013), The Times (April 2012) and The Independent (January 2012). The aim of the app is to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. From town trails to riverside strolls and countryside rambles, the library of walks for everyone is growing. All iFootpath walks are available to print from the website or to download and take with you on the iFootpath iPhone App. Hill lists Walkers love ticking off lists and in the UK there are many lists to tick off: Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and Donalds in Scotland, as well as the Welsh and English Furths, Wainwrights and all the County Tops etc. Hill Lists app provides a wealth of hill data for walkers and lets you do all the ticking in one place. See Hill Lists app (Costs £1.49.) East Sussex Walks app In the beautiful countryside of East Sussex, a walks app has been developed for smartphone or tablet. The app details 11 circular countryside walks to follow. There are also map and satellite views available. Walks can be selected by location, length, difficulty or chosen from a map of East Sussex. The app includes the most popular routes from our full list of circular walks. To download see:  Tell us about any great walking apps that you have come across.
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