GPS technology – love it or hate it – has been around for years, but move off a public road and it can quickly become useless. The latest update to Ordnance Surveys’ flagship mapping product, OS Maps online addresses this.
Initially only in National Parks, you can now plan a route that automatically follows both roads and paths, and is intelligent enough to allow for your method of travel when choosing a route. You can use it to get between any two places, or add more points to create a route that takes in the best climbs or viewpoints.
Once created your route can be printed or exported as a GPX file into a GPS device or app, such as the OS Maps app available on iOS or Android.
Snap to path is only available to OS Maps subscribers (from £17.95 /year), but this also gives you access to 1:25K and 1:50K scale mapping for the whole country, larger prints and professional authored routes.
More info: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2015/07/os-maps-now-has-off-road-routing-for-our-national-parks/