plotaroute.com is a free online route planner designed to make it easy to map, measure and share routes you've run, cycled or walked.
To get started, create a free account or click the Plot a Route button.
Please tell your friends about plotaroute.com. Use the share buttons here to share a link to plotaroute.com or the Share symbol on the map to share a route map.
QUICK START - This tutorial will show you how to get started with the plotaroute.com route planner and how to use the basic features. View tutorial...
PLOTTING OUT AND BACK ROUTES - This tutorial will demonstrate how to save time plotting an out and back route.View tutorial...
MAKE ME A ROUTE This tutorial shows you how to use the Make Me a Route feature, which can automatically plot suggested routes for you. You just need to say where you want to start and how long you want the route to be. View tutorial...
EDITING ROUTES This tutorial shows you some quick and simple ways to make changes to your routes. View tutorial...
MOBILE ROUTE PLANNER This tutorial demonstrates the main features of our mobile route planner. View tutorial...
Accurately measure your walks, runs and cycle rides,
with directions and elevation profiles
Save routes and share them with friends with a free account
Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.
You can also use plotaroute.com on your mobile device without the need to download an app. Just go to www.plotaroute.com in your mobile web browser.
Read more in our news post about this.
Watch our route planner in action...
More videos under the Tutorials menu.
The latest round of changes to the website has just been released. When you sign in to your account on plotaroute.com you will now be taken to a brand new personal home page. The top part of this page will be familiar but scroll further down and you will find a new section with more suggested routes for you. We'll show you the latest routes that have been plotted and shared from the town that you most often start your own routes from. We'll also show you the latest routes mapped by the person whose routes you look at the most, so if you regularly look at a friend's routes, you'll now have direct access to their latest routes on your personal home page.
You also now find the very latest posts from the forum on your personal home page too, so you can keep an eye out for anything that might interest you.
Lastly, as part of this round of changes we've added an option to find the most recently mapped routes on our Browse Shared Routes page, in addition to the range of other sort options that were previously available.
plotaroute.com has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot routes quickly and easily.
Plots the shortest path back to the start
Plots return leg of an
Plots return leg via a selected point
Deletes a selected range of points
Replot a section of the route
Measures a section of the route
Switches the start
and end of the route
Plots extra laps of a circular route
Plots extra loops in the middle of a route
Plots suggested routes for you!
You can find our more about some of these route planner features in our video tutorials (see Tutorials menu above).
Hi! My name is John and I am the founder of plotaroute.com. I'd like to firstly say a big thank you for visiting the site. You being here is what makes it all worthwhile! The idea for plotaroute.com was conceived in 2012 and around 2 years later the website was launched on 1st January 2014. We've had some amazing feedback since the launch and now tens of thousands of people are using it every month. However, it's still relatively new, so please do tell your friends about it, as we depend a lot on recommendations to spread the word.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to make a personal request if I may. I know that there are probably very few people reading this whose lives have not been touched by cancer in one way or another - almost 50% of us are now expected to get cancer at some stage in our lives. But right now cancer is a battle that my partner Beata and I are facing. I met Beata when she was 37, but just one year into our relationship, our happiness was cruelly snatched away when she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, a disease that normally affects people over 60. Beata is a kind, loving and generous person, who doesn't deserve to have this cross to bear, but cancer can be cruel and indiscriminate. Sadly, she's been told that state funded treatments can probably only extend her life by a few years; however there are privately available treatments in specialist cancer clinics that offer more hope. So, we're trying to raise the money we need for these. We've set up a fundraising appeal with the help of cancer charity 'Yes To Life'. Yes To Life is the first charity of its kind to give direct support to cancer patients who are turning to private treatments to help fight their illness - no other cancer charity has been able to offer us this help.
I know that everyone has their own battles to face in life, but this is ours, so please forgive me for doing what I can to help someone I love. Please visit Beata's website - on there you will find out lots more information about ovarian cancer and the warning signs to look out for; Beata's story and how she has changed her diet and lifestyle to try to fight her cancer; and a link to Beata's fundraising appeal. If you feel you are able to make a small donation or can help us promote Beata's website by forwarding the website address on to your friends and family, we would be very grateful. If you're a Twitter user and can help us promote Beata's website on Twitter, please add #helpbeata to your tweet.
Beata's website address is: www.MidLifeCancerCrisis.com