Using a GPX file for the first time?

A GPX file is a bit like a Word, PDF or MP3 file, but designed for holding information about routes. 

Just like Word documents need to be opened in a word processing application, GPX files need to be opened in a map.

If you want to view a Slow Way on your phone you will need to:

  1. Install a walking app of your choice
  2. Download the GPX file to your phone or computer
  3. Upload the GPX file into the account on your walking app

There are lots of walking and running apps to pick from. Many are free and will not only help you to navigate, but will also help you track where you’ve been and how far you’ve gone.

Here are some walking apps to pick from.

OS Maps website Android Apple

Komoot website Android Apple

Viking website

Outdoor Active website Android Apple

Locus map website Android

Organic maps website with links to Android and Apple

Need more help? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.