Free online route planner
for walking, running and cycling
Free cycle route planner, running route planner, walking route planner

Plot and share your routes

Accurately measure your walks, runs and cycle rides,
with directions and elevation profiles

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  • Colin on the Forum   "I have used virtually all the route planning software solutions over the years and I have to say, this is by far the best."
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  • Gary on the Forum   "This app does exactly what it says perfectly. In fact its the most intuitive route plotter I've found..."
  • Alexandre on  "Best ever used. TOP!!!!"
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  • Michael on the Forum  "...I'm really impressed with the quality of this site. This is by far the best route-planning tool I have used."
  • Leigh by  "What an excellent site for plotting routes - so glad I've found it. Keep up the great work."
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Great features...

Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.

  • large uncluttered map
  • automatic route plotting
  • off-road routing
  • "Make Me a Route" function
  • foot/cycle path maps
  • easy route editing
  • upload from Garmin GPS devices
  • "Locate Me" option
  • automatically generated directions
  • print and download options

Also for mobile devices...

Mobile Route PlannerYou can also use on your mobile device without the need to download an app. Just go to in your mobile web browser.

Read more in our news post about this.

Quick start video...

Watch our route planner in action...

More videos under the Tutorials menu.

Latest News - Friday 16 Jan 2015

User Profiles and Followers

We are very pleased to announce the launch of range of new features on the site aimed at helping you to find, follow and share your routes with other users. There are two main developments we are introducing as part of these changes:

  1. A new 'User Profile' page (see example).

  2. Redesign of the existing 'My Home' page.

The User Profile page shows a summary of key information shared by a user, including their latest routes, most popular routes and a chart showing when their routes were created and how many times they've been viewed. You will also be able to make your own profile page more friendly by uploading a photo and adding some notes about yourself.

User Profile Chart

From the new User Profile page you can search for other users and follow them if you wish. The My Home page has been redesigned so you can quickly access the profile pages of people you are following and so you can see who is following you! You can also access your own User Profile page from here along with all your routes, summary route stats, bookmarked places and forum topics.

Furthermore, we've added an option to share private routes with people you are following. By default private routes can only be viewed by the person who created the route but if you like, you can now choose to make private routes available to people you have chosen to follow. You can do this from your My Account page.

We hope you like the changes and find that they help you to connect with other users of the site.

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Route Planning Made Easy has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot routes quickly and easily.

Back To The Start

Plots the shortest path back to the start

Same Route Back

Plots return leg of an
out-and-back route

Rejoin Route Home

Plots return leg via a selected point

Delete Section

Deletes a selected range of points

Replot Section

Replot a section of the route

Measure Section

Measures a section of the route

Reverse Route

Switches the start
and end of the route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Make Me 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).


Check out our forums for more info and chat about

Here's a selection of topics from our 'How Do I...?' forum:

A Personal Message From the Website Founder...

Hi! My name is John and I am the founder of 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 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 LifeI know that everyone has their own battles to face in life, but if you are able to help in any way that would be great. Please visit Beata's website - on there you will find out lots more information about ovarian cancer and how Beata is trying to fight it.

Beata's website address is: