Earlier on this year you may recall that we told you about a new android app about the popular 96 mile long distance path: the West Highland Way.
Well, here at Mountain Hikes UK, we have just got our hands on a copy courtesy of our friends at Calton Hill. Plus, we just received news that a guide to the Cotswold Way is out on the 05/10/12. Heres what we thought and some more information on the new Cotswold Way app...
West Highland Way App Review
Once you have finished planning you can walk the route aided by the GPS compatibility (obviously the accuracy of it depends upon the phone you are using). Safety note: you should never rely solely on GPS and should always carry a map and compass. Both the planning and walking features are built around Google Maps Imagery which can be switched between satellite and road map view. Whilst walking you can view how far away you are from your campsite by using the 'show distance from here' tool.
Once you are in the comfort (or uncomfort) of your accommodation for the night you can make a diary of your day that can be emailed to friends. Also you can view the diary entries on the route map to review what you thought about a certain section. There is also the ability to change the units of distance depending on if you have gone metric yet or not.
All of this is available for £1.99 from the Android Store.
The Cotswold Way App
Download the full press release here...