Welcome to Walking About

Walking About is a website dedicated to free walking maps, free hiking maps and downloads that will help you plan and enjoy your walk more.

Key to the site are the GPX downloads. Everything I do before I go for a walk such as creating a route in GPX format for use on my GPS device, links to websites I use to explore the local area are all included.

I hope you enjoy Walking About. Make sure you don't forget about the site by liking the site on Facebook or following on Twitter.

Recent Walks

When a new walk is added, it will appear here - if it's not the feature walk, above.

Walks by location or feature

I enjoy walking about to see things. Every walk has its own personality be it in what’s natural to what’s been put there. I keep a record of what there is – just click walks by feature.

About The Site

I like walking and keeping track of where I’ve been. I’m a web designer and developer by trade so put those things together and you get this website.

I’ve tried to make this website as useful to you as possible. Before I go on a walk, I plan it by working out the route using OS Getamap, export it as a GPX file for use on my phone through ViewRanger, check out the local area on Geograph.org.uk and figure out how to get there using Google Maps. Everything I use if available for download along with the photographs I’ve taken on the way on my lovely old Canon EOS D60.

All photos are uploaded un-watermarked in 1920 x 1200 resolution to my Flickr account so you can have a right good look and use as you please, subject to this Creative Commons licence. I find it annoying when I go to a website and it’s filled with lovely pictures that are way too small to see any detail so try to avoid that here.

If mobile networks allow, I post photos on Twitter while I’m out and about. You can follow me if you like, just go to @GoWalkingAbout.

For more information about the site, visit the about the site page.