It’s finally summer, bringing us warmer days and lighter nights perfect for getting out and exploring the natural and historical wonders Scotland has to offer. Whether it’s climbing Arthur’s Seat, discovering Orkney’s prehistoric villages or sauntering along sandy beaches (yes we have those too), there’s something for everyone.
But what if you don’t live in Scotland? Or don’t have time to complete a whole route? World Walking has the answer!
Available for iPhone and Android users, World Walking offers a simple, free and fun way to help you keep active, either individually or as a group. It’s fun, free and easy to use. You log the steps/miles in the real world and World Walking overlays the distance on your chosen virtual route.
The virtual app allows you look and learn as you explore. That’s why Historic Environment Scotland has teamed up with World Walking to celebrate Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
Why not take a pilgrimage around our Churches, Abbeys and Pilgrims route, or explore historic Dumfries and Galloway? Each route is loaded with facts and photos to make your walk to the shops much more interesting,
Joining is easy, just log on to worldwalking.org. It’s free, easy and packed with features:
- Everyone’s welcome: Go it alone or create your own group – easily! World Walking is great for your family & friends, workplace, school, community & health group.
- Easy to use: Create your own unique login, or simply use your existing Facebook account.
- Track your progress: View your milestones or how many steps you’ve taken. World Walking app users can even find out how high they’ve climbed.
- Sync it: The World Walking app can be synced with Fitbit, jawbone and Apple activity trackers.
- See the world: There are hundreds of the world’s most amazing places to visit with World Walking.
- Gain awards: With 20 awards to unlock, the more you walk, the more you receive.
- Share with friends: Chat and share pictures with members of your groups. Receive push notifications to keep you up-to-date on your groups’ progress.
So download it to your smartphone now, start (virtually) exploring Scotland’s historic trails and you never know, maybe even get a little healthier along the way.