Walks Database – Overview

Latest News - 3 February 2022

Up to August 2021 the South Wales LDWA website had used the Ordnance OpenSpace service to display routes and locations of local group walks on OS maps. Unfortunately the OpenSpace service was withdrawn and replaced with an incompatible alternative, the OS DataHub. Software is being developed to restore map displays and this is now partially available. The following features are now available:

  • Past and future walks can view the start location via StreetMaps on a 1:25000 OS map that can be zoomed in to street level and out to road maps
  • Past walks with a GPX route file can view the route on a 1:25000 OS Map
  • Select Walks by Distance now creates a list of walks covering the required distance. Display of the list is exactly the same as the annual walks lists so that location, view and download of routes and photographs can be viewed

Unfortunately the 'Select Walks via a Map' is still unavailable. A plan is underway to upload all GPX files to the national LDWA website and use that to select walks via a map as awell as developing a better version on this website.