Why has the website changed?
The Walk4Life website is 6 years old and although not the prettiest of sites we think it is still a really useful tool with which to plan walks.
Funding for the website from the Department of Health ended 4 years ago. Since then Walk Unlimited have been self-financing the project; sadly, we can't afford to do this forever. In addition to hosting and maintaining the site we pay Ordnance Survey for every map view. With over 50,000 visits a month the running costs are high.
We didn’t want to lose the site, so instead we have introduced a subscription fee of £5.00 for 12 months.
Why should I subscribe?
For £5 a year you will have unlimited access to all Ordnance Survey maps at the very useful zoom levels of 25K and 50K.
Using these base maps you can create and save your own walks by plotting the line of the route.
You can view 1000’s of other walk routes on OS maps created by other members of the site.
You can log and track your walking activity
You can create your own walking group with its own administration area and create walking challenges.
(Please note most of the walks do not have written directions and only show the route line on the map )
How do I pay to subscribe?
Click on the Join button on the Home page. You will be taken to a payment form.
You do not need a Paypal account to pay. If you wish to pay by a credit or debit card there is a small link half way down the payment page, which if you click will ask you for your payment details without the need for a Paypal account. However there is also an option to pay by Paypal.
What if I am already registered to the site?
If you are already registered to the site and choose to pay the subscription you will still have access to all of your saved walks.
Subscription to the site started on the 22nd August 2016.
If you are new to the site your account details will be emailed to you.
If you have any questions about the changes, please visit the Walk4Life FAQ page.
The Walk4Life team thank you for your support and hope you contiune to enjoy the site.
Happy walking !