We’re proud to announce not one but two new features on Walk Highlands.
Virtual Highlands is a 3D model allowing website visitors to explore Scotland’s mountainous landscape online. It allows users to visualise and explore our 500 walks and see how the routes fit into the landscape. You can switch to a first person view at any time, so you can see the views as from the ground and identify what you’ll be able from the top of your target hill or mountain ridge. You can even walk around in the virtual world and check out all the views along the way. The model is one of the first applications to be built using the latest technology from Google. The video below gives a brief intro.
We’re also launching a new system for Munro-baggers, enabling hillwalkers to log which mountains they have climbed and chart their progress on a map, as well as sharing their experiences and photos with other users. See the video below for a brief guide.