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Written by Heather MacLeod

Here's a bit of a guest post from Heather MacLeod at Walk Glasgow on the Walkit.com website.

For those of you living or visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Perth, the Walkit.com website is well worth a look.  This online walking route planner is a handy, quick tool to help you get from A to B.


It's simple to use – just type in your start and end points and it will generate the most direct walking route with a map and directions along with how long it will take depending on your pace. It was also tell you your calories burned and your carbon saving.

You can generate circular routes from your doorstep or office up to 4 hours long as well as plotting your own routes. A downloadable app for your iPhone is also available with an Android version coming soon.

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I work in Glasgow city centre and walk or use public transport to get to meetings. If I don't know exactly where I am going I can just pop in the postcodes and Walkit provides me with the quickest way to get there on foot.  One of my roles is to co-ordinate and support the community health walks so I also use Walkit all the time to plot our health walk routes for the risk assessments. It's brilliant and a great way to increase your daily step count!

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