ViewRanger allows the user digital access to thousands of walking, cycling and riding routes from across the world. Once downloaded the route is visible on a map, and the user’s GPS shows exactly where they are in relation to the route.

ViewRanger St Ives canal route

If you like the outdoors and who doesn’t with this great weather we’re having, then the ViewRanger is the perfect app for you. You can find great places to visit, walking, cycling and driving routes, in places you may never have thought to visit.

The app pinpoints where you are and then you can create a route to wherever you want to go, and it will show you the best way .

You can set it to record your trip so you know exactly how far you’ve walked. There is a buddy beacon so you can find buddies easily whilst your out and about.

It uses your phone or tablets GPS to work out where you are.

I have only played around locally with mine as we’ve had a lot of illness in the house so we’ve not been going very far but fingers crossed I will try it out on Sunday when we go into the country and also Monday as it’s a long weekend for us. Why do I say fingers crossed? Well according to the weather forecast it’s going to be drizzly Sunday and Monday! Typical bank holiday weather!

It does take a little while to understand all it’s functions but once you work it out it’s really easy to use and is a great addition when your out and about and want to find new places that you may have previously missed.

About ViewRanger (

 ViewRanger is the app for adventure – it is how active consumers worldwide plan, navigate, record and share their outdoor adventures on smartphones, tablets and online. ViewRanger is also used and trusted by search & rescue teams and other outdoor professionals.


ViewRanger is free to download for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, Blackberry10 and Symbian devices. Combining intelligent outdoors GPS navigation with downloadable guidebook content the app includes global mapping that can be stored offline, or highly detailed topographic mapping can be purchased in-app for 22 countries including most of Europe, the USA, Canada and New Zealand.


ViewRanger gives users access to a trail guide containing thousands of routes uploaded by the ViewRanger community or from one of the over 400 brands that publish their trail content with ViewRanger.

 ViewRanger Ordnance Survey

ViewRanger was a winner in the International ISPO awards 2014 and was named one of the ‘Best Apps of 2013’ by Google Play. The app has been the top seller in its category in the Apple app store, Google Play, Amazon apps store and Nokia Store, across multiple countries.

ViewRanger Finalist in Search for UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company

ViewRanger, the app for adventure, has been selected as one of just six finalists in the search to find the UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company. 

ViewRanger has created a global outdoor navigation app and publishing platform and is rapidly building a worldwide community of active consumers who are using ViewRanger to plan, navigate, record and share their outdoor adventures.

The Smart UK Project, supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), aims to discover and showcase smaller companies with great ideas that have the potential to disrupt the mobile industry globally. A short list of 20 companies pitched to the judges, of which six have been selected to present at Mobile World Congress.

Commenting on ViewRanger, the judges said: “The impressive early growth and the innovative technology has driven the company to a position of leadership.”

Craig Wareham, co-founder of ViewRanger says the company focuses on delivering a service that outdoor users need.  “Our app is easy to use for Sunday afternoon walkers and robust enough for search and rescue teams. We are continuing to innovate and this includes an intelligent navigation mechanism that takes into account the physical fitness of the user when recommending routes.”

The finalists for the Smart UK Project 2014 are ETAOI Systems (5TILES app); Obvious Engineering (Seene app); RouteShoot; SQR Systems; uMotif and ViewRanger.

The six finalists now go on to make final presentations to the judging panel during Mobile World Congress. After this one of the finalists will be crowned the UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company, receiving the award at the event.

Separately, ViewRanger has also been selected to showcase its app within the UK Pavilion at Mobile World Congress.  You can meet the ViewRanger team in Hall 7, Booth 7C40.

Disclosure:- I was sent credits to use to purchase maps for the ViewRanger but all opinions are my own opinions.

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