Finding a route
Try out these free journey planners for walking, cycling, driving or using public transport:
There is a new cycle routing option which aims to redirect cyclists onto quieter routes and to avoid the worst of the hills.
To get directions: go to Google’s map site. Click on ‘Get Directions’, put in your start and finish points, and select the transport icon you want (walking, cycling etc).
Useful for planning long journeys and where you want to combine public transport with walking. Door-to-door travel for all modes of transport around Britain.
A non-profit service funded by the UK’s Department for Transport and the Welsh Assembly Government.
Advanced search options: these let you indicate your preferences for a mode of transport, get information on maximum walking or cycling times and your expected travel speed.
Uses different map styles, such as Ordanance Survey and London Street maps.
To use: Click on ‘Get directions’, then on walking, car or public transport. Enter your start and finish points and click on ‘go’.