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Advice on how to use the website

My account

Why should I register?

To add information to the map (such as photos or a business listing) or to save an itinerary that you’ve created you will need to create a username and password. You can do this on the Register page.

I can't remember my username

If you’ve forgotten your username you can also login using the email address you registered with. To do this go to the Login page and enter your email address in the ‘Username’ box.

I can't remember my password

You can reset your password by clicking the ‘Forgot password’ button on the Login page. After entering your email address you’ll be sent a link to reset your password.

If this email doesn’t arrive after a few minutes please check your spam or junk folder.

How to use the interactive map

The map for each trail can be found on the trail’s Information page and on the Create your own trip page.

How do I view information on the map?

Use the map filters to display different types of information on the map. To expand the map filters box click on the yellow arrow box on the left hand side of the map.

Choose from one of the three categories on the left:

  • General Info
  • Equestrian Info
  • Cycling Info

Clicking the boxes to the right will display that category of information on the map.

Click on a marker on the map to find out more.

How do I use the distance calculator?

The distance calculator allows you to draw a line on the map – for example along a section of the trail or from the trail to a location nearby, such as a cafe or hotel. It gives you the distance of that line and allows you to generate an elevation profile of the line.

The distance calculator tool can be found at the top right of the interactive map. Click on the button to enable the calculator.

Use the ‘Draw Walk’ map tool (on the right hand side of the map) to draw a line between the points you want to measure on the map. Clicking on the map will add another point. Double click your last point on the map to end the line.

The length of the line will be displayed in miles and km at the top right corner of the map.

To delete the line you’ve drawn use the ‘Clear Map’ tool on the right hand side of the map.

To create an elevation profile of the line you’ve drawn click on the ‘Generate’ button at the top right corner of the map. The profile will be displayed below the map.

How to use the Create your own trip page

On the create your own trip page you can select information on the map (such as accommodation or places to visit) and create an itinerary by adding these places to a day by day itinerary planner. You can save your itinerary to ‘My Rucksack’ (you must have an account and be signed in to do this) so that you can view, print, share and edit it at a later date.

How do I create an itinerary?

On the ‘Create your own trip’ map, display the locations you wish to add to your itinerary by using the map filter tool.

Click a marker on the map and then click the ‘Add to Itinerary Planner’ button. This adds the location to the ‘Saved points’ list which is displayed below the map.

Drag locations in the ‘Saved points’ list to the relevant day(s) on the Planner. If you change your mind you can use the red cross to remove a location from the Planner or you can drag the location to a different day.

To save your itinerary click on the ‘Save to My Rucksack’ button underneath the Planner.

How can I view, share or edit an itinerary that I previously created?

Any itineraries that you save can be found by clicking the ‘My Rucksack’ button at the top right of each page.

On the ‘My Rucksack’ page you can:

  • View an itinerary
  • Share an itinerary by email or social media
  • Create a pdf of your itinerary
  • Edit an itinerary
  • Delete an itinerary

Adding or editing information on the website

You can add information about the trails to the website. This information will be displayed on the interactive map. This includes:

  • Photographs
  • Special places you have visited
  • If you are own or manage a business that could be of interest to National Trail users (eg accommodation, cafe, cycle shop) you can add details to the map.

To do this please visit the ‘Add your information’ page for the relevant trail.

How can I add accommodation to the website?

If your property isn’t already on the map please go to the ‘Add your information’ page for the trail that you are located closest to and click on the ‘Find out more’ button under ‘Listing your accommodation’. If your property is already on the map then please follow the instructions to claim your listing.

To create a new listing fill out the form with information about your property. Please note that fields marked with a red star are mandatory.

Clicking into the ‘Trails’ box will allow you to select the relevant trail name. If you are located on more than one trail you can add multiple trails.

To ensure your property appears in the correct location on the map please start typing the address into the ‘search address’ box. Clicking on an address that appears below will add a marker to the map. If the correct address does not appear please try entering the postcode instead. Once the marker is on the map the location can be adjusted by dragging the marker.

Once you have completed the form please click the ‘create new listing’ button at the bottom of the page.

New listings must be approved before they are published. This may take several days.

How can I add my business to the website?

If you own or manage a business that might be of interest to trail users then you can add it to the interactive map. If your business is already on the map then please follow the instructions to claim the listing.

To create a new listing go to the ‘Add your information’ page for the trail that you are located closest to and click on the ‘Find out more’ button under ‘Promoting your business’.

Fill out the form with information about your business. Please note that fields marked with a red star are mandatory.

Clicking into the ‘Trails’ box will allow you to select the relevant trail name. If you are located on more than one trail you can add multiple trails.

To ensure your business appears in the correct location on the map please start typing the address into the ‘search address’ box. Clicking on an address that appears below will add a marker to the map. If the correct address does not appear please try entering the postcode instead. Once the marker is on the map the location can be adjusted by dragging the marker.

Once you have completed the form please click the ‘create new listing’ button at the bottom of the page.

New listings must be approved before they are published. This may take several days.

How do I add my photos of the trail to the website?

If you’ve taken some great photos whilst out on the trails you can share them by adding them to the interactive map.

To do this go to the ‘Add your information’ page for the trail that your photo was taken on and click on the ‘Find out more’ button under ‘Share your photos’.

Fill out the form with details about your photo. Please note that fields marked with a red star are mandatory.

Clicking into the ‘Trails’ box will allow you to select the relevant trail name.

To ensure your photo appears in the correct location on the map please start typing the name of the place (or the nearest place) your photo was taken into the ‘search address’ box. Clicking on an address that appears below will add a marker to the map. The marker can be moved by dragging it to ensure it appears in the correct location.

Once you have completed the form please click the ‘create new listing’ button at the bottom of the page.

New listings must be approved before they are published. This may take several days.

How do I add a place of interest to the website?

You can add a visitor attraction or place of interest to the website by adding it to the interactive map. This could be anything from a great museum or gallery to a fabulous view.

To do this go to the ‘Add your information’ page for the trail that the attraction is closest to and click on the ‘Find out more’ button under ‘Visitor attractions, places of interest’.

Fill out the form with information about the attraction. Please note that fields marked with a red star are mandatory.

Clicking into the ‘Trails’ box will allow you to select the relevant trail name.

To ensure the attraction appears in the correct location on the map please start typing the address into the ‘search address’ box. Clicking on an address that appears below will add a marker to the map. If the correct address does not appear please try entering the postcode instead. Once the marker is on the map the location can be adjusted by dragging the marker.

Once you have completed the form please click the ‘create new listing’ button at the bottom of the page.

New listings must be approved before they are published. This may take several days.

How do I update a listing that is already on the website?

If you have already claimed the listing then you will be able to view and/or edit it by signing in to your account and then clicking on the ‘My contributions’ button (at the top right of the page).

How do I claim the listing for my accommodation or business?

Accommodation listings

If you haven’t claimed the listing (ie it does not appear on your ‘My contributions’ page) then please find the business on the map and click the ‘Find out more’ button.

On the listing page please scroll down to the ‘Is this your business’ section and click the ‘Claim this listing’ button (if you are already signed in, please click the ‘Get in touch’ button).

Business listings

If the listing does not show on your ‘My contributions’ page (when signed in) then please contact us.

My accommodation/business/photo is in the wrong place on the map

To change the location of your listing on the map please sign in and click on the ‘My contributions’ button.

Click to ‘Edit’ the relevant listing and scroll down the page to the map.

If the marker is close to the correct location then you can drag the marker to the right place. Alternatively you can enter the address (or postcode) into the ‘Search address’ box to replace the marker on the map.

How do I delete my accommodation or business listing?

To remove a listing from the website please sign in, go to the ‘My contributions’ page and click the red cross next to the listing you wish to delete.

Can I get a GPX file for the trail?

You can download a GPX file each trail by clicking the button under the bottom right corner of the interactive map (the map can be found on the trail’s Information page and the trail’s Create your own trip page.

Clicking the ‘Download GPX link’ button will download the file.

Need more help?

If you need technical support, for example for problems with your account or listing please or need help using the website please contact us.

Got a question about the National Trails?

I have a question about one of the trails

If you have a question about one of the trails please contact the relevant Trail Officer. You can do this on the Trail Information page.

I have a general question about the National Trails

For general enquiries relating to National Trails please contact us.

Press and media enquiries

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