Route mileages/software

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20/10/2002 at 22:54
Please can anyone give me guidance on good software to work out mileages? I've read threads about people working out their mileages, etc. but don't know where to start/get programs. Any help would be much appreciated please.
21/10/2002 at 08:23
I use Trailgauge which I have been very pleased with. You can download it from :-

There is also Accuroute which is very basic that you can get from

22/10/2002 at 09:35
Also try Mapper, from
Full details on the website.
22/10/2002 at 13:45
I can thouroughly recommend Mapper (see above) Still on evaluation at present, but will purchase shortly. Also if you are going to use it, you can download maps from OS at
The maps you download are faily small, but with a bit of practice can be pasted together in a graphics package to provide good quality maps with footpath/trail detail as well as roads.
22/10/2002 at 14:10
Thanks everyone. I'm going to start tracking my routes. Just hope I don't find out that that tough fifteen miler is actually only twelve!!
28/10/2002 at 14:51
Very interesting recommendations, which I'll definitely try out.

Have to say, though, that to date I've managed fine with one of those little wheel things that you roll over a map. My Dad gave me mine 30 years ago, but I see Silva still do something similar.

Used on 1:25000 maps I think they're probably quite accurate - but I've always managed to convince myself they UNDER-estimate distance.
28/10/2002 at 17:47
What little wheel things - where can I buy one?
29/10/2002 at 09:31
Silva do a manual and electronic map-measurer.

29/10/2002 at 19:50
Wheely Things - Any Millets should have them or other Outdoor/Climbing Shops
29/10/2002 at 21:49
I have always managed with an A-Z map and a piece of string marked with ink every mile. Just lay the string along the page. OK just for my short runs I suppose but not for anyone who does long distances and runs over to another A-Z book!
30/10/2002 at 07:44

I used to do this as well! If you mark up you distances on stretched elastic, let go then re-measure, you'll find that your weekly mileage increases!

easy... ;-)

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