When you’re looking for somewhere new to explore on foot, nothing beats a good recommendation. You want to hear from someone who’s gripped the same ground with the soles of their boots and breathed in the air on that exact trail.
This is even more true when you’re heading for the mountains, where terrain can be rocky and exposed, weather can be changeable, and safety is a key concern when planning your trip. And recommendations don’t come much better than from the 50 million members of AllTrails, who between them make up the world’s largest outdoor community.
AllTrails is a website and app combo that gives you all the tools you need to plan your next adventure. With offline maps, wrong-turn alerts and many more intuitive features, it helps you make the most of every minute outdoors.
Below are five reasons why you should download the free AllTrails app today:
1. Thousands of routes to choose from
With over 400,000 verified routes you can pick from pub walks, epic hikes and mountain bike trails. Plus routes covering everything from trail running to cross country skiing and kayaking.
2. Millions of member reviews to give you confidence
AllTrails has over 50 million registered members around the world with over 1 million 5-star reviews. This helps you to plan every route and outdoor adventure with absolute confidence, because you know people like you have been there – and their reviews help you know what to expect.
3. Find the best route for you
You can always find the right route to suit your day. Simply zoom to your current or desired location then use the filters to effortlessly select an activity with your desired distance, difficulty, and suitability.
4. Use for free, or unlock premium features
AllTrails is free to use on all of your outdoor adventures. But if you want to supercharge its features, AllTrails+ is just £35.99 per year and offers you the ability to download maps for offline service, receive off-course alerts, and preview routes with immersive Trail Previews.
5. Get local recommendations
You can browse the AllTrails Community feed to see what sort of routes local hikers are exploring. Every route features photographs and written route reviews from fellow walkers. You’ll also get directions to the start of the trail so all you need to worry about is packing your kit before you set off.
Download AllTrails for free from your app store.
**My Favourite AllTrails route
“I'm a huge Peak District fan and I love running along Stanage Edge, hiking Mam Tor, or scrambling up Jacob's Ladder. However, my all time favourite trail is the Kinder Scout Circular route from Edale.
“This route has everything - green moorland, technical rocky climbs and epic views from the top of Kinder Scout - The Peak District's only official mountain at 636m. What's more you can reward yourself at the end with a pint (or cup of tea) and a pie at the Rambler Inn. You can view the route HERE.”
James is a member of The North Face’s Explorer Team and an avid ultra runner, coach and adventurer.
Running has taken him all over the planet and he has taken part in some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious ultra races including UTMB, Western States, Transgrancanaria, Lavaredo, Spartathlon and, most recently, he ran 500km self supported from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
WIN a one-year subscription to AllTrails+
The prize draw opens on the 24th July 23 at 4pm and closes at 23:59pm on the 24th August 2023 any entries submitted after this time will not be valid or counted.
This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
There are 10 prizes consisting of 1 year free subscription to AllTrails+, worth £35.99.
10 winners will be picked randomly from all valid correctly answered entries who have answered during the prize date. The winners will be contacted shortly after the closing date and notified by email and have 7 days to respond before an alternative winner is chosen.
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