plotaroute.com offers free route planning tools tools for plotting and sharing route maps for walks, runs, rides and all outdoor activities anywhere in the world.
To get started, create a free account or click the Plot a Route button.
plotaroute.com is funded by advertising but if you prefer an ad-free experience, we also offer an AD-FREE subscription option. Please create a free account first to take out this option.
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...
Map and measure your walks, runs, bike rides
and more, 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.
Following on from our recent news about the launch of photo sharing on plotaroute.com, we are pleased to share with you details of further enhancements linked to this.
Firstly, we have now made it possible to link photos you've uploaded with selected route directions, so you could for example upload a photo showing an unclear turn on the route. You can link photos to directions by editing the direction and then selecting the photo. We've also made changes to the way route directions are edited to make editing easier to do.
Secondly, we've added an new option to include photos when you print a route. These can be printed inline with directions (where photos have been linked to directions) or printed on a separate page.
Thirdly, we've added a new option to print a cover page for your route, showing key information about the route along with any notes that have been added and a close-up map of the start point.
And finally we've fixed a few small bugs and made a few tweaks along the way!
To see an example of a route with photos have a look at the following route: Kilimanjaro Machame Route.
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
Move the start/finish of a circular route
Plots extra laps of a circular route
Plots extra loops in the middle of a route
Delete first/final leg to your house
Join together two or more existing routes
Plots a route using draggable waypoints
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'm the founder of plotaroute.com. 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.
Please consider supporting this campaign, on behalf of every cancer patient dying for a cure. Thank you.