We're nature-loving city dwellers who spend much of our time deskbound and yearn to be a bit more active. We're not really fans of the gym but love to get out, stretch our legs and explore our local areas, especially with our young families in tow. But we'd been getting frustrated by how hard it is to uncover new places to do just that – take short and long local walks, find hidden trails in familiar haunts, and discover the nature on our doorstep and beyond. So we created Go Jauntly.
A free community-based walking app, Go Jauntly invites you into a world of outdoor adventure. Find local walks created by the people who love and know them, create your own routes and share them with your friends and the Go Jauntly community.
A note to much-loved Android users and all people far and wide:
Go Jauntly is currently only available on iOS in the UK however the team are actively seeking the opportunity to create an Android version and looking to expand our app and content further afield and across all platforms. As our project is almost entirely self-funded, we've had to concentrate on one platform, and the one we were most familiar with, in order to prioritise what we've been calling our "minimum loveable product" to which we have recently piloted in London and now Sheffield.
In the meantime we share our favourite locations, hidden gems and walking routes we like on our social channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Alternatively sign up to our infrequent newsletter to keep up to date with all the Go Jauntly happenings.
Co-Founder and Chief Walker & Talker
Hana has over 15 years experience in the digital product design business, previously operations director at at an award-winning design studio and now co-owner at Furthermore, a digital product and service design studio. Hana is at the front line of the business and in the past has led key projects for the likes of Google, Xbox and Nike, some of the world’s most innovative and disruptive brands. She is a strong believer in the power of tech for good. Her little jaunts are mostly with her husband and four year old explorer and as long as they are by the sea or have incredible views, they always finish their walks knackered but happy.
Fave stroll? Sydenham Hill Woods in London.
Co-Founder and Chief Explorer
With 15 years experience under his belt, working both agency and client-side, Steve is our resident UX visionary. Formerly Head of Design and Product Management at Global Radio and founder at Furthermore, he is firm believer in iterative design, prototyping and user research at every juncture. Steve focuses on service design, user experience, user research and tech innovation day to day whilst simultaneously tending to his large collection of Rhododendrons. His walks are normally made up of nice views, rough terrain, places to go with kids, hills, lakes and lots of wildlife with the family in tow.
Fave walk? Darent Valley Path from Eynsford to Shoreham in Kent
Founding Partner and Technical Lead
Allan is our Technical champ and is the mastermind behind the slick walking app development. His favourite colour is Green which is lucky as that's also our favourite colour. He dreams of long walks in the Lake District or sneaky visits to Portmerion or Lake Titicaca.
Fave hike? Ullswater in the Lake District
Founding Partner & Design Lead
Award-winning Product Designer extraordinaire, Mikaela hails from Sweden, where the lakes are clear, the air is clear and trolls live in the pine forests. Mikaela manages to make digital things that are impactful and timeless creating indoor and outdoor experiences that aim to change the world. As long as she has her camera, murder-themed podcasts and discreet headphones plugged in to accompany the sunshine and great views, she's happy.
Fave wander? The New Forest in Hampshire
Founding Partner & Creative Director
Liam is an award winning freelance animation director and interaction designer. When he’s not working for Go Jauntly, he’s creating games with purpose and animations and UX and UI design for new innovations within the NHS and digital health. When it comes to walking adventures, Liam wants one that takes him through different zones, like a computer game – give him woods, water and hills and he'll always come back buzzing and wanting more. Fave jaunt? Oxleas Woods.
Fave route? Oxleas Woods
Our Walking Jaunstars
We are always up for getting more walks on the app to provide walkers with fresh routes and adventures to go on. We couldn't do it without our fabulous content ambassadors, who are always on the look out for their own unique walking adventures to share on Go Jauntly.
Author and artist of Ways to See Great Britain and Ways to Walk in London, Alice Stevenson is an expert in discovering the weird and wonderful in the UK. Finding beauty in the unexpected and pointing out the unusual, you won't find more distinctive walks than Alice's on the Go Jauntly walking app.
Paul Wood, aka The Street Tree, is an author and blogger who delights in the urban forest. His in app walks take you on some tree rich jaunts in which the various species are pointed out to you with some expert knowledge from the master himself.
Aka The Urban Wanderer, is a Northern girl with a curious mind and wandering feet. Her jaunts take you to quirky places, hidden gems and city spaces, as well as canal adventures and countryside rambles. Each of her walking routes gets you to explore where you are and to look around in different ways, helping you to discover or learn something new.
Our resident northern jaunster, Sarah has provided Go Jauntly with some of it's most breathtaking jaunts. A fan of a big walk aka Hike with incredible views, historical facts and woodland treks, Sarah's walks are for all types of explorers. She lives and breathes the Peak District and is an expert on where to go and when. We highly recommend all of her walking routes, they're easy trails to follow and you'll feel all the better for your massive stroll.
A digital designer by trade and a 'hidden gem' enthusiast by life. Jamie's city walks try to find little known spots and intriguing details in our urban environment, whereas his countryside jaunts go for the real show stopping, jaw dropping vistas. Jamie is a lover of the outdoors, the environment and people in general. From lunchtime strolls, to Sunday hiking adventures, you'll be inspired by all of his favourite places and destinations.
Aspiring Adventure Photographer and Environmental Scientist based in the UK, Simon has a passion for adventure and hiking and loves long expeditions further afield. But combined with university work means he’s often on the hunt for adventure found on his doorstep. Exploring nature in the city is a must for Simon when living anywhere.
Gabrielle is always on the hunt for the most picturesque jaunts out there and ones that are perfect for that ultimate Instagram shot. She knows where to be seen and when to be seen and more often than not there’s a stop (or two) for food or coffee as well as that is the way to Gabrielle's heart. She walks faster then any of us and has a super impressive memory about cool places to visit and relax at.
Keen amateur photographer and globe trotter, Sylvia has come from Hungary via the USA to lovely London, and loves exploring her surroundings with camera in tow. Expect beautiful nature shots of stunning scenery and some art thrown in for good measure. You'll find her walking around trying to find where to buy milk and cookies as that is her favourite thing apart from walking with friends and taking tons of pictures.
Think you'd make a great content ambassador for Go Jauntly? Email us at email@example.com to chat, we'd love to get your explorations on the app!
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