Radius From UK Postcode

This tool will allow you to plot a radius around a point on a map. That point is defined by the position of the post code input.

Radius From UK Post Code Map

Radius Settings

UK Post Code

Radius of Circle miles OR km


 Zoom to Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

Show Mid-Postcode? Show UK County Borders Show Postcode Area Boundaries

Label text for next marker label :

ExpandColours and Line Thickness

Line Thickness Line Colour Fill Colour Fill Transparency
Thin Red Red Full Transparency
Medium Blue Blue Medium Transparency
Heavy Green Green Low Transparency
    White White    
    Yellow Yellow    
    Black Clear    


Area covered of last polygon
km ²

 Generate KML 


  • Type in a UK postcode. The format should be XX00 0XX or XX00 or X0 0XX. The important thing to remember is the space in the middle.
  • Type in the value of the radius to plot in miles
  • Click Plot to plot the radius
  • Continue to add more radii to the map by varying the postcode and radius and clicking Plot again and again
    Click Zoom to fit to fit all the radius data on to the map
  • The clear the map click the Clear Map Button

Future Ideas

  • Allow user to change transparency and line thickness of radius plotted
  • Allow radius to be entered in kilometers
  • Allow remove a circle once placed
  • Ability to bulk upload postcodes

Any comments, bugs or feedback regarding this postcode radius tool would be greatly appreciated!

Version History

  • 20th January 2016 - Added option to Show Postcode Area Boundaries
  • 22nd April 2014 - Radius circle can now be removed by clicking on it
  • 10th February 2014 - Added option to Generate KML File of radius
  • 21st January 2014 - Added option to show UK county borders
  • 23rd July 2013 - Option to input radius in km
  • 13th January 2013
    • Converted to Google Maps API V3
    • Added extra options for line thickness, line colour and transparency of the radius fill
    • Add / Show marker now works retrospectively on all radii
    • New option to add a label below the marker
  • 9th January 2012 - Added [Show Mid-Postcode] option
  • 15th February 2011 - Reduced opacity from 50% to 30%
  • 4th April 2009 - Zoom to fit automatically runs after a radius is plotted.
  • 17th May 2008 - Added area covered output. Added colour choice for fill colour.
  • 21st February 2008 - Basic version created

Previous Comments For This Page

Hi, it should be working again now.
By Free Map Tools on 26th August 2016

I type in a post code and it says location not found?
On 26th August 2016

Thanks MC
By Free Map Tools on 23rd August 2016

What a ussefull tool, I use it every day for my job and it's amazing!!!!
By MC on 23rd August 2016

pokemon egg
By adan on 21st August 2016

Hi, this can be done with Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 15th August 2016

Can I export the postcodes within a certain area, for example 10 miles from Wigan town centre
On 15th August 2016

Hi, can you explain why it is no good? We are keen to help improve things.
By Free Map Tools on 9th August 2016

no good
On 9th August 2016

Pokemon Go For the Win
By Blank (no game no life) on 22nd July 2016

Very useful
By Pete Ski on 18th June 2016

Radius around a town or a point would be very useful - trying to use this to find a new home in an area, and we don't know postcodes for the centre points.
By Henry on 24th May 2016

On 17th May 2016

Colin, please have a look at How Far Can I Travel. It does something very close to this on a worldwide basis.
By Free Map Tools on 10th May 2016

Thanks for such a useful tool. To take it to another level, how about the option of plotting a line of constant distance traveled along roads, so it would be an irregular shape rather than a circle. It's a tall order, I know...
By Colin on 9th May 2016

Hi, you can switch to full screen and take a screenshot.
By Free Map Tools on 13th April 2016

How do I get a copy of plotted map radius
By admin@camoskips.co.uk on 13th April 2016

Please show/list all postcodes that fall within the boundaries selected.
By Brad on 9th March 2016

Hi Susan, please get in Contact here to discuss.
By Free Map Tools on 29th February 2016

I would like to use this map for my website. How can I transfer it? What is the cost? Thanks Susan
By Susan Vadencourt on 28th February 2016

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