Finding your way
Make sure you know where you’re going. Use the tools and advice below to help you plan your walking routes before setting off.
Plan your walking route in over 40 UK cities, including information on journey time, calories burned, and carbon saved. Also includes circular route planning — perfect for lunchtime walks.
Get walking directions on Google’s map site. Click on ‘Get Directions’, put in your start and finish points, and select the walking icon.
Formally Multimap, Bing Maps offers walking directions over the familiar Ordnance Survey and London Street maps, as well as a standard map and ‘bird's eye view’. Under 'Get directions', click on 'walking'. Enter your start and finish points and click on 'go'.
A non-profit service funded by the UK's Department for Transport and the Welsh Assembly Government. It offers information for door-to-door travel for both public transport and car journeys around Britain. This site can be useful for planning long journeys where you can combine public transport with walking. The advanced search options let you indicate your preferences for walking, including maximum walking time and walking speed. In Scotland, you can also make use of www.travelinescotland.com.
Finding your way in London
Use Transport for London's Journey Planner to plan your London walking routes. You can tailor your walking speed through “edit search options” to get a better idea of your journey time. The regular Journey Planner (www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner) also lets you plan journeys combining walking and public transport, with options for how long you are prepared to walk and your average walking speed at the bottom of the page.