Downloading maps for offline use
Much of rural Devon can have little, or indeed no, mobile or gps signal.
It is vitally important that you ensure you have both printed instructions and a downloaded map which can be viewed offline.
The easiest way to do this is via the OS Maps app and associated web page. You will find instructions below.
2. Register for a free OS Maps account
When you open the app, you will be asked to register for a subscription. However, this isn’t needed for the purposes of downloading Devon Pilgrim maps.
Click the X in the top right corner, and you will see a map screen with MENU and Search at the top.
Click on MENU and underneath My profile, you will see Go Free.
Click this to set up your free OS account.
3. Go to OS Maps on the web
Visit the OS Maps website and click Login.
Input the same details you used to set up your OS Maps account on the app.
4. Download the maps for your chosen route
Stages need to be downloaded individually.
When you have chosen the stage you wish to walk, click the DOWNLOAD ROUTE button in the stage box.
Click this and you will be taken back to the OS Maps page, with the full route map showing.
On the left side of the screen, you will see Add to favourites. Click this to save the stage route into your favourites.
You can download each of the stages as you wish to use them, or just repeat the process for each stage to download them all.
5. View the route on your device
Return to the app on your device and open the menu.
Click routes and then favourite routes.
You will see the map you have saved.
IMPORTANT: You must view this route on your device while connected to wifi or mobile signal at some point BEFORE you begin your journey.
As long as you do this, you will be able to view the map without signal later on.