Walks Database – Overview

Latest News – March 2024

Up to August 2021 the South Wales LDWA website used the Ordnance OpenSpace service to display
routes and locations of local group walks on OS maps. Unfortunately the OpenSpace service and
replaced it with an incompatible alternative so access to the Walks Database was restricted to
the annual Walk lists available under the Walks Programme/Past Walks in the top horizontal menu.

Recently we have become aware of a facility for using the replacement Ordnance Survey service
that we are gradually using to replicate the previous functionality, and this should become fully
available in the next few months.

While GPX routes and walk start locations can now be viewed on an OS map (including 1:25000 maps
and street maps, the following functions are not yet available

  • Select Walk via Map
  • Select Walks by Distance
  • Future Walks

The future walks programme is still available as a list of walks
along with annual lists of past walks back to 1983.

GPX files of walks can still be downloaded via the Walks Programme/Past Walks menu and displayed
on other websites such as Walk Lakes. The contents of the Walks Database has been copied to the
National LDWA website where routes can be viewed on a map