For the first time, a guide to Scotland's West Highland Way long distance path is available for Android phones and tablets. People can use it to plan their route and accommodation in advance and also day-to-day as they walk the route. 
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© Calton Hill
The app can display a map of the route overlayed with the locations of essential facilities such as hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, shops, transport links, etc. Users can move around the map and touch a location to see information about the facilities there, including links to the appropriate website for further information. So people can find the best accommodation options and link straight to their websites for contact details and booking.

The app can also display detailed information about the distance of each day's walk, including height ascended and descended. It presents a sample 8-day itinerary and allows users to modify this to suit their preferences for accommodation and distance per day.

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All this makes it easy to plan the walk in advance, but the app is also useful when actually walking the route. It uses GPS positioning to display the current position on the map of the route. The user can touch any other point on the route to see the distance to walk to it. All the information already mentioned about accommodation, etc is available for people who haven't booked everything in advance. There is also a diary feature so people can record their experiences as they walk and (optionally) send them to their friends.

The app costs just £1.99 and runs on all phones and tablets that use the Android operating system, including those provided by Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. It has been developed by Calton Hill Ltd, a Scottish mobile phone application company. It is the first in a series of apps by Calton Hill to cover the most popular long distance walks in the UK. 

For further information please contact:

Alan Lucas
Calton Hill Ltd
15-19 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 558 8500

About Calton Hill

Calton Hill is an independent software development company specialising in mobile phone applications and security-sensitive applications for mobile devices and payment terminals.

What other long distance walks do you think deserve an app? Let us know what you think! Comment below...

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17/9/2012 01:44:07

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Joseph Aidan

11/2/2013 01:56:01

Thanks for sharing this application. Actually i am planning for hiking of Scotland's West Highland Way and if I use this application then my journey becomes more comfortable and enjoyable. Because as you mention here this app can display a map of the route overlayed with the locations of essential facilities such as hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, shops, transport links, etc.

7/3/2013 01:42:59

What is the New west highland way android app and what is it used for? I am new here and do not have much idea about the latest technology. But I want to know more about it .It would be good if someone could give me an idea.

10/3/2013 04:59:56

The west highland way is a long distance path that stretches from Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) all the way up to Fort William (where Britain's highest mountain: Ben Nevis is). Along the way it takes in a lot of the amazing scenery of the West Highlands of Scotland (hence the name) including Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Glencoe (often regarded as one of Scotland's most dramatic glens and also the scene for the 007 Skyfall Chase scene).

This app essentially is a digital map of the 96 miles of the West Highland way with other bits of helpful information such as accommodation and pubs along the way. I'd highly recommend it to anyone planning to walk the west highland way!

16/3/2013 02:31:02

I am using an android phone and I wanted to know if this new West Highland way android app will be available on it? I checked the phone and did not find it .Should I have to call the customer and install some settings?

18/3/2013 00:01:24

This is exciting and thrilling, but the main thing is adventure at its most. Very adventurous mountain riding and climbing, I am very excited to become a part of it. Thank you very much for letting this knows.Nice

15/8/2013 17:14:40

Congratulations for your accomplishment on creating your own Android app. People now should find it easier to plan a trip to Scotland's West High Land.

21/11/2013 21:28:10

Nice Pot, I really appreciate your effort.


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