USE COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS AND INSIDER INFO TO UNLOCK THE STORY OF BRITAIN’S PAST…
Walking in nature is often embraced for bringing you into the present moment. But another beauty of UK walking is its ability to take you back to the past. Many of the trails that criss-cross the UK have a story to tell, whether it’s the ancient ruins that they pass alongside, or in some cases, the trail itself. The challenge is deciding which trail to choose and figuring out all you need to know to have an enjoyable walk.
That’s where komoot comes in handy. Collections make use of the komoot community’s expertise to break longer walks down into manageable stages and provide tips and tricks for having a great time on the trail. Community Highlights (red dots on the komoot map) give insider advice on the area, from people who know it well. Highlights could include a great picnic spot or cake stop, or in the case of historical walks, an interesting site and perhaps a little-known fact about it. You can share your own tips with the community too.
WANT A HEAD START ON CHOOSING A WALK THROUGH HISTORY?
Here are four historical hikes organised into easy-to-use komoot Collections. You can save them and use the komoot app on your phone to keep you on track, or use these as a starting point for planning your own historical walk on komoot.
The Rob Roy Way
Scotland's most notorious outlaw roamed and hid amidst expansive Highland vistas, enchanted forests, and cascading waterfalls. Walk this trail and you’ll be moving through the same striking landscape, sometimes even on the same trail, that Rob Roy did in the 18th century.
Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric travellers, herdsmen and soldiers along an ancient ridge track through the Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Chiltern Hills AONB. You’ll pass hill forts, stone circles, and nature reserves of international importance.
Saxon Shore Way
This trail follows the line of fortifications that defended Roman Britain from Saxon invaders. This means it follows the coast as it was in the 5th century, often miles from today’s coastline. When it does reach the sea though, expect to walk along some of Britain’s most beautiful and wildlife-rich coastline.
Hadrian’s Wall Path
Follow the Roman Empire’s most famous frontier on an enchanting coast-to-coast adventure through the rolling border country of Northumberland and Cumberland.
WHY WALK WITH KOMOOT?
Komoot is the perfect online route planner for walking multi-day trails. Its route planning features give you all the details you need to plan and execute you routing, so you get the right balance of adventure and foresight.
Personalised route planner
Komoot doesn’t just plan any route, it plans your route. Select your start and end points and your fitness level, and it automatically plots a route using trails that suit you best.
Multiple map options
Select map overlays like Google satellite to get more detailed information about your route.
Detailed route profiles
Komoot’s route profiles display the information you want to see, such as elevation and terrain. That means you can anticipate things like big ascents.
Tips from other walkers
Recommendations from local hikers - such as great pubs or viewpoints - appear on the map as Highlights (red dots on the map).
Share your journey
Save your route as a tour, add pictures and your own Highlights that showcase its charms, then make it public so others can plan their own outdoor experiences.
Exploring a new area and not sure where to begin? Enter your area and local collections will suggest a number of tours, based on the most scenic routes for your sport.
Adjust on the go
Once you have the basic route in place, you can adjust it to include Highlights by selecting one and clicking ‘add to route’.
Add your own detail
You can include points of interest such as public toilets, shops and cafes/restaurants in the same way.
Download a free maps bundle of your choice by visiting www.komoot.com/gift. Simply sign up for a komoot account and enter the voucher code CWHISTORIC.
Valid only for new komoot users only, redeemable until December 31st 2020.