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Working out distance walked / cycled on a map.

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
I was thinking of walking / cycling a certain route but the majority of it will be along canal footpaths. It is a fair old way and wondered Is there anyway I can work out the mileage beforehand.
I have tried google maps but it seems to only drag the route to roads and doesn't allow me to drag it along the canal.
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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Mapmyrun should work
#2
Fit your mrs with a pedometer and send her off.


P.S. Make sure shes finished the housework and cooking first.
1 Like #3
Teambintip beat me too it.

If you are planning walking trips it worth bearing this in mind - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naismith's_Rule
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Try RunKeeper. My Nike+ packs up every so often so I know you can manually entered your routes which you cannot do with the Nike software.
1 Like #5
gmaps

Click on more options & then choose UK.
#6
Perfect, thanks all
1 Like #7
Map + Ruler & String :{
banned 1 Like #8
Everytrail.com It's superb, I use it for cycling. Gives you MPH, elevation details etc (use with GPS or iPhone).

(Beware of stalkers!)
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I like to use http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm
You can select a number of map options including old ones which help you understand some features and ruined buildings you may encounter.
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kipster
Teambintip beat me too it.

If you are planning walking trips it worth bearing this in mind - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naismith's_Rule


Whilst Naismith's Rule is a good one, in reality it only really applies when carrying weight, such as a rucksack. Under normal walking & cycling conditions it can be safely ignored.
#11
Rough guide for distance, using an OS map, count the number of grid squares the route passes thru.
This will give estimate in kilometres. Or use a map measurer. But I'm sure there must be more accurate internet methods.

Naismiths needs to be adapted to personal fitness.

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