A new collection of walking routes from ViewRanger will help families make the most of the school holidays this summer. The School’s Out Collection has been launched by ViewRanger – the outdoor discovery app. And with routes all over the UK to choose from, it’s the go-to guide whether you’re looking for adventure on your doorstep or further afield.
Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “The summer holidays are the perfect time to inspire kids to explore the outdoors. From clambering up hills, to splashing in muddy puddles – it’s the stuff memories are made of.
“We know many families are choosing to holiday in the UK this year, so the collection is a great pocket-guide for both home and away and for planning days out.”
The School’s Out Collection, which can be downloaded for free on the ViewRanger app, includes family-friendly routes from the National Trust, Get Out with the Kids FlixelPix and blogger Beth Pipe. Routes are graded in difficulty from easy to medium and vary in length from less than a mile up to almost eight miles.
Highlights include strolls through the UK’s National Parks in the Lake District, Peak District, New Forest and South Downs. There are also coastal, countryside and mountain routes to choose from.
Craig added: “We’ve included walks in some of the UK’s most popular holiday spots. With the cost of travelling abroad, and staycations more popular than ever before, the School’s Out Collection can help families explore new surroundings all over the UK.
“It can be really difficult keeping youngsters entertained over the summer, so what better time to plan an outdoor adventure? Walking is a great way for families to spend time together, it’s free and of course, it’s also brilliant exercise.”
Each route in the School’s Out Collection can be found on ViewRanger’s discovery tab – an area dedicated to discovering trail guides worldwide.
The guides can be downloaded quickly and you don’t need to have a phone signal to follow them. Photographs and other handy content are included and an alert system will stop you going off track.
ViewRanger also makes it possible for families to record their own walks and share them with the ViewRanger community and other friends via social media or email.
To discover the School’s Out Collection download the ViewRanger app free, or visit my.viewranger.com/schoolsout.