This post is for smartphone owners only.

Do not rely upon your phone for mapping. Your phone will fail when out of battery, when wet and when cold… Take a paper backup with you an all trips to the hills.

Links are all desktop – the apps are all available in your App Store. All come highly recommended so get them!

viewrangerhttps://www.viewranger.com/en-gb – my go to app – why? because it works, it has good customer support and it does the stuff that strata or wikiloks does BUT with OS Maps as a paid for option.

maps.mehttps://maps.me – my go to stripped down map app. Not cluttered, easy to read and follow and FREE!

OS Mapshttps://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/os-maps-online.html – The professionals choice but now viewranger have this at the same price it seems a no brainer to go there…

stravahttps://www.strava.com – The runners and cyclists choice – used by Martin 🙂

wikilochttps://www.wikiloc.com – The Walkers choice – used by Al

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)