What are the options to view tracks?

To look at route information within TW2, use the ‘Map’ button in the main menu.

Several controls are available within the map screen which allows you to filter and see more detailed lane information:

Zoom In

Zoom in to see more detail in a smaller area. The base map will change to suit the level of detail you select.

Zoom Out

Zoom out to see more routes, and for route planning. The base map will change to suit the level of detail you select.

Full Screen

Allows the map to fill the whole of your device’s screen.


This menu allows you to hide or display two types of routes, and highway authority boaundaries as an overlay on the base map:

BOATs   (Byway Open to All Traffic)

UCRs   (Unclassified Roads - a.k.a. ORPA, NCH, UMH or Adopted Highway depending on your local authority)

Highway Authority (The local organisation responsible for highways)

Legacy Routes   (These are “inherited” routes from previous versions of Trailwise) NOTE: Now archived and no longer shown in TW2 to reduce the risk of using illegal routes. Green Lane Association reps or bona fide researchers can apply to tw2_dataofficer@glass-uk.org for access to Legacy data.

Simply tick/untick the type(s) of route you wish to display/hide.

Map Layers

This button allows you to change the base map upon which your routes are displayed. The default “OpenStreetMap” should be adequate for most purposes, but from time to time we make other base maps available in case you prefer a different map style.

If one map fails to work on a particular occasion, try using another map layer.

Historic maps and Aerial photography are provided for reference purposes, but please remember that these are not up-to-date and current ground conditions may have changed.


Use the first search box to look for place names or a post code.

If you know the Trailwise or TWUID, you can use the second search box to look for it.

The third search box can be used to find an Ordnance Survey grid reference.

Map Tools

'Measure Line' button can be enabled to measure the distance between several points on the map.

'Show information about the route' should be selected after measuring; this returns the click behaviour to showing route information.