Getting started with the iWalk Cornwall app

  1. Download the (free) app from the Apple App store or Google Play by searching for “iwalk cornwall”
  2. Find a walk you want to do. There are a few different ways you can do this, depending on what works best for you:
    • Browse using the app via “walks shop”
    • Use the app to scan the QR code on a print-out (the QR scanning button is in the middle at the bottom of the home screen)
    • Browse using the website. For example if you want to explore using the map you can zoom into a particular area and then click on a walk, click on the box to go to the walk and then scan the QR code off the screen using the app.
  3. Buy the walk from within the app (Click “Buy Walk £1.99” in the top-right corner of the page of info about the walk).
  4. The walk will appear within “My walks” (middle button on the home screen). Tap on the walk to open it.
  5. You can use “Get driving directions” on the Summary screen to use your phone’s built-in driving satnav software to navigate you to the car park. There is also a postcode if you want to use an in-car satnav.
  6. Once the walk is opened, the app will automatically detect when you reach the start of the walk and begin tracking the route. It will bleep each time there is a new direction to follow. You don’t need a phone signal whilst doing the walk, just GPS.

Tips

  • Make sure your phone battery is fully charged before the walk. If you have an external battery, take it with you for piece of mind.
  • Take an OS map with you as a backup. 99% of the time you'll never need it but on a rare occasion where the path is blocked, it will help you to navigate your way around an obstacle using other public rights of way.
  • For a detailed description of everything the app does see our User Guide for the app.