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National Trails win Viewranger Top Publisher award

12th April 2017

We are among publishers from three continents to be recognised in ViewRanger’s Top Publisher Awards.

ViewRanger’s Top Publisher Awards awards recognise excellence in digital route guide publishing; with the winners judged on the quality of their routes, creative use of ViewRanger’s digital publishing platform, and popularity with outdoor enthusiasts.

“We’re proud to be associated with so many outstanding outdoor publishers who use ViewRanger to create route guides in such unique and innovative ways,” said ViewRanger CEO Craig Wareham. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a huge global brand or an individual who shares routes in your local area – what matters is the quality and popularity of the route guides, and these ten publishers have all set the bar very high.”

ViewRanger is a free GPS navigation app and digital publishing platform, which contains more than 6 million shared outdoor adventures. Outdoor brands and enthusiasts all over the world use the app to publish detailed route guides containing text, images, waypoint information and even audio clips that are triggered at key points along each route. For more information visit www.viewranger.com

You can see the full list of winners here, and download the routes.

ViewRanger’s Spring 2017 Top Publishers

1 .  Backpacker Magazine

America’s number one source for outdoor gear reviews, skills advice and hiking trails, Backpacker has published almost 2,000 free routes in ViewRanger.  

Download Backpacker routes

2 .  The National Trails 

The UK’s 16 official National Trails are all published in ViewRanger – from short walks to a 630-mile epic – including the Pennine Way, South Downs Way, and Hadrian’s Wall Path.

Download the National Trails

3 .  Club Alpino Italiano

The Italian Alpine Club’s Fabriano branch has published more than 400 spectacular hiking routes in the mountainous Marche and Umbria regions of central Italy.

Download Club Alpino Italiano routes 

4 .  Walk Highlands

If you like hillwalking in Scotland, these are the routes for you – with 2,000 detailed routes across the Scottish Highlands, islands and lowlands to choose from. 

Download Walk Highlands routes

5 .  Shropshire’s Great Outdoors

A wonderful collection of routes from Shropshire Council celebrating the area’s stunning green landscape and its many walking, cycling and horse-riding trails.

Download routes in Shropshire

6 .  Mountain Club of Malawi

MCM is a trekking club for citizens and residents of Malawi, which recently produced an 18-route guide to Mount Mulanje that can be downloaded for free in ViewRanger.

Download routes in Malwai

7 .  Chiltern Society

An environmental group protecting 650 square miles of woodlands and valleys, which has produced over 70 countryside walks around the Chilterns. 

Downloads Chiltern Society routes

8 .  Archaeoroutes

A mountaineering and caving guide with a passion for archaeology, Alasdair Shaw’s unique ‘Archaeoroutes’ tell the story of the landscape beneath your feet.

Download ‘Archaeoroutes’

9 .  Andy Walker 

A keen walker from the Bristol area, Andy has produced 40 great walking routes packed with photographs and turn-by-turn directions within an hour’s drive of the city.  

Download routes around Bristol

10 .  Murray Wilson 

Murray’s a mountain guide who walks and records all of his own routes on some of Scotland’s most iconic peaks, then publishes them for other hikers to follow.

Download classic Scottish routes


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