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walking maps online

PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 09:46
by Mo
I'm trying to work out how far I walked while on holiday in Whitby (Folk Week), but Google maps doesn't show the little alleys and flights of steps that I used as short cuts to try to get between different workshops (storytelling, singing, playing, dancing) in different parts of town. I ought to be fitter than when I started as there was only 10 mins to get there, so I did a lot of hill running.

I'm sure there are other maps, but google won't find them.

I don't think I'm back down to earth yet

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 13:21
by Richard
Hi Mo...

Go to Google Maps.

Click on spot you started.

Don't move mouse and right click

Click 'measure distance'.

Then click the next spot - then the next etc.

I use it a lot and works well.

When finished, right click anywhere and clear.


Richard )t' )t'

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 15:57
by Mo
Yes, but google maps doesn't show the detail that OS does. You can't see the alleyways, just the roads.
If I put Whitby Fishermans Society, The Cragg, Whitby and
Cliffe street Whitby and press the walking man, it gives me 2 routes, along the harbour and up the road. But I know there are alleyways, and flights of steps straight up the cliff.

So are there maps that do give walking routes through alleyways & footpaths? Across cliff tops?

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 23:57
by Richard
Ah., I see what you mean. Satellite View sometimes shows up gaps and paths.

I assume you've been on the OS map?

There's one of Whitby here..http://www.britishbeaches.info/whitby-north-yorkshire/osmap#.V93JspgrK00

Richard )t'

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 19:11
by Meanqueen
I don't know if you will find maps which give that much detail, Mo. That kind of knowledge is often only known to the local people who live there.
Ilona

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2016, 09:09
by Mo
Thanks, I thought if anyone knew about walking maps it would be you.

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 17 Feb 2017, 13:20
by steveindenmark
Have a look at a site called Plotaroute.com

Re: walking maps online

PostPosted: 17 Feb 2017, 17:27
by Mo
Ah yes, that does it.
Then there is http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php, but I think plotaroute is better