Making Routes Made Easy

Free worldwide route planner for outdoor pursuits
including walking, running and cycling


Plot and share route maps with directions and elevation profiles

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Looking for the best route planner for walking, running and cycling? - Best Route Planner for Walking, Running and Cycling is used in over 190 countries across the world and has excellent reviews. It is very easy to use with many advanced features, making it it simple to quickly plot and share great looking route maps for your walks, runs or bike rides, or indeed any outdoor pursuits.

The route planner can can be used on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, and a mobile-friendly version of the website makes it easy to access all your routes on the move.

You can print route maps, download GPS files and share your routes on social media. You can even display your routes directly on your own website or blog, with our unique interactive video style maps.

Standard Membership is free so why not register now and give it a try!

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Great features...

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

  • large uncluttered route plotting map
  • automatic route plotting
  • off-road routing
  • foot/cycle path maps
  • Google Street View
  • advanced route editing features
  • upload routes you've recorded
  • download GPS files
  • "Make Me a Route" function
  • put "Video Maps" on your website
  • automatically generated directions
  • easy social sharing options
  • print maps over multiple pages

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 - Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Watch Our New Advert

We're very pleased to share with you our new video advert for  We rely a great deal on word of mouth to help people find out about us, so if you know anyone interested in walking, running or cycling (or any other outdoor pursuits), please help us to share this (click the share icon on the video below or share our Facebook post).

Many thanks. - Making Routes Made Easy

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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

Move Start Point

Move the start/finish of a circular route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Shorten Route

Delete first or last parts of a route

Combine Routes

Join together two or more existing routes

Plot With Waypoints

Plots a route using draggable waypoints

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).


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A Personal Message From the Website Founder...

Dying for a Cure - Stop Profiteering from CancerHi! My name is John and I'm the founder of I'd like to firstly say a big thank you for visiting the site - I hope you are finding it useful. I'd also like to take this opportunity to share with you another of my projects if I may.

In October 2015 my wife tragically died of ovarian cancer at the age of just 41. Like many in my situation, I became immersed in the world of cancer and was shocked to discover how cancer has become one of the most lucrative markets on the planet, with annual revenues from cancer drugs now well in excess of $100bn and the highest profit margins of any major industry in the world.  While this alone is morally incomprehensible, the failure to research promising new treatments because they are not commercially attractive, the exorbitant pricing for new drugs which prices them out of reach of many patients who could benefit from them, and the millions of pounds spent developing new drugs that offer little improvement over existing drugs, are all signs of a broken system for cancer research that is letting down patients and all those who give money to help.

Lives are being lost because of a lack of market regulation to control profiteering and a lack of incentives to pursue opportunities that benefit patients most rather than shareholders.

Inspired by my wife's incredible courage and strength, I decided to take the initiative and set up a formal campaign to highlight how this tug of war between profits and public health acts like a handbrake on progress. The campaign is calling on the Government to introduce new regulations and market reforms to better protect the interests of patients. I'm campaigning in the UK, but of course the same issues apply across the whole world, so feel free to share this in your own country.

The campaign is called Dying for a Cure and is linked to a petition on

Please consider supporting this campaign, on behalf of every cancer patient dying for a cure. Thank you.

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