Route Navigation & Sat Nav
Lake District Drives navigation notes including sat nav files for download
Each Lake District Drive has an interactive map showing the route and the attractions plus a brief description of the route between each attraction. The route description normally starts at a convenient centre and forms a clockwise loop thereby returning to the same centre. Of course you can start the route anywhere along the loop or do it in reverse although route descriptions and mileages would need adjusting. Also bear in mind that the mileage figures given are based on visiting every attraction along the way. If any attractions are bypassed, the total mileage is likely to be reduced.
In addition, for those with sat nav devices, the attraction description includes the Northing and Easting coordinates for the entrance which can be input to your sat nav device for stress free navigation. Due to the quirks of sat nav route finding, no guarantee can be given that the sat nav route will be the same as the route described, especially if not all attractions are visited.
Each route description page has the facility to download the sat nav coordinates for the attractions as Points Of Interest (POI) files. POI files are included for the most common formats; Garmin (csv), TomTom (ov2) & Google Earth (kml). Your device instructions should explain how to upload the relevant file. Other file formats can be created from these files using a suitable POI converter tool, for example here.
You can download attraction POI coordinates for all 15 local drives using the link below. The zip file contains the different POI file formats.