How to Use the Trails

The South Pennines Sacred Trails can be explored using a number of different technologies.

  1. Explore the trails using this website
  2. Explore the trails using Google Earth
  3. Explore the trails using Google Maps
  4. Explore the trails using Google Maps for Mobile
  5. Explore the trails using Google Earth for iphone / mobile
  6. Explore the trails using Bing Maps
  7. Other online mapping services

Using this website

Simply go to the trail that you wish to view. A map will load with points of interest icons. You can hover over these icons and a speech bubble will open telling you the name of the point of interest. If you click on the icon a summary of information will open. You can then select to expand the image, to see further information or to close the bubble.

Above the map is a link 'Print Trail / Show Map Key" - this opens up a key to the map which describes what each icon represents. It also has a link 'Show trail numbers'. If you click this numbers will appear by each trail icon on the map, showing you the intended start point and the logical progression around the trail. 

There is also a 'print trail' link. This will open a new page with a printable version of the trail on it. It's printer friendly and means you can print of the information and bring it with you when you visit the area.

Using Google Earth

Where you see a link that says 'View in Google Earth' just click the link and in the majority of cases it should automatically open / download into Google Earth (assuming you have Google Earth installed on your computer). It is a network link that is downloaded so if we make any updates to the trail in the future these should be automatically updated in your Google Earth. There are some browser and operating system setups where this will not work, in which case use the Network Link URL and paste directly into Google Earth (Top menu: Add > Network Link > Link)

Using Google Maps

Where you see a link that says 'View in Google Maps' just click the link and the trail will be opened in Google Maps.

Using Google Maps for Mobile

Where it says 'Paste this feed into Google Maps for Mobile' just copy and paste the link into the Google Maps for Mobile search box and the trail will be opened in Google Maps for Mobile.

Using Google Earth for iphone / mobile

Where you see a link that says 'View in Google Earth' just click the link and it should automatically open / download into Google Earth (assuming you have Google Earth installed on your computer). It is a network link that is downloaded so if we make any updates to the trail in the future these should be automatically updated in your Google Earth. It is a network link that is downloaded so if we make any replica watchesupdates to the trail in the future these should be automatically updated in your Google Earth. There are some browser and operating system setups where this will not work, in that case use the Network Link URL and paste directly into Google Earth (Go to the top menu in Google Earth: Add > Network Link > Link)

Using Bing Maps

Where you see a link that says 'View in Bing Maps' just click the link and the trail will be opened in Bing Maps.

Other online mapping services 

These trails should work on other online mapping services e.g. Yahoo Maps etc assuming they understand the KML language which is a global standard and an XML-based format used to store and model geospatial data. Many types of descriptors can be stored in a KML file, such as text, polygons, points and lines, and 3D rolex watches models. Each geo-browser has different ways of allowing information to be overlaid on their maps and so you will need to know how to reference the trail URL within the geo-browser. So for example Bing Maps uses: http://www.bing.com/maps/?mapurl=http://www.southpenninessacredtrails.org.uk/tfeed.php?trail_id=1 which is http://www.bing.com/maps/?mapurl= with the trail url added to the end http://www.southpenninessacredtrails.org.uk/tfeed.php?trail_id=1 . If you wish to use a geo-browser for which we have not included a direct link we have made this more simple by exposing the trail URL on the trail page so that you can copy and paste into your favourite geo-browser. 

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