Walking Distance Between UK Postcodes

This tool can be used to show the walking distance between postcodes in the UK. Type in the two postcodes and click the Show button.

Map Showing the Walking Distance Between Two UK Postcodes



Postcode 1 Postcode 2


Measure in : miles km
Distance as the Crow Flies : As the crow Flies
Walking Distance : Land Transport

How to Use Walking Postcode Tool

Type in the first and second postcode then click the Show button. The map will then display the location of the two postcodes and also show the routes for:

You will also see the distance displayed below the map for the distance as the crow flies and also by foot. You can then type in more postcodes and click the show button to see more distances.

Note : This Postcode distance finder will measure the distance between full UK Postcodes.

Format of Outward Code / Out Code

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)", where:

Format of Full UK Postcode

Use the format "A(A)0(0)(A)_0AA", where:

So any input of 2,3 or 4 characters is assumed to be an Out Code format and anything longer than 4 characters is assumed to be a full UK postcode.

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Comments For This Page

1980-1983 I walked many times to work from EH16 5SY too EH3 5DQ and back home, it works out around 4 miles there and 4 miles back due to the route I took. No wonder I was so fit. Seemed like nothing back then, would knacker me out me now LoL Thanks for the memories
By Franky on 7th December 2022

No use as it wants me to walk along a main road that has no paths.
On 14th May 2022

cERTAINLY THIS IS A GOOD HELP, BUT it is not completely tuned to walking safety and possibilities. It seems to suggest I walk over Swannery Bridge, even though there is an incomplete and narrow footpath and fast traffic. It also fails to point out a foorbridge that I know exists at end of Jubilee Close over railway line. I would also like a list of roads, like for cars in the AA routeplanner
By Mrs. Pat Pratelli on 15th October 2021

Absolutely brilliant idea. Wish I'd found it earlier. Excellent for someone like me who walks a lot for practical reasons but doesn't know one end of a GPS from the other!
On 13th October 2021

Excellent! Great help.
By Chris on 6th September 2021

Just found out how far my Dad walked to visit relatives on Christmas Day 1942 - 12 miles. Whoever set up this site a big thank you. Will definitely use it again.
By AJ on 13th March 2021

A great little web site. I have to take my car in for service, where it will be all day. Can't stay, & nothing to do in the are, so this told me how far I have to walk home (& back to get the car). Not as far as I thought. Have bookmarked the page.
By Mel on 13th February 2021

By DEN on 2nd May 2020

Thank you very much, I discovered some scenic walks which are off the beaten tracks. Very good.
By Pamela Grigg on 30th March 2020

Brilliant - so useful and quick
On 21st March 2020

Olivia, please try again, we have made some updates to this page.
By Free Map Tools on 8th May 2019

When I click on show the (correct) postcode for the first address changes to lower case and no distances are given. I can get an answer on the driving site, but it%u2019s a very roundabout route.
By Olivia on 29th April 2019

By Dr. Zafar Malik on 31st July 2018

Useful. thanks
On 31st July 2018

Would be even better if we could input house number as well if wanted for an even more accurate walking distance
By Karen on 4th March 2018

Hi David, for cost and performance reasons, we have no plans to implement a batch feature such as this.
By Free Map Tools on 27th February 2018

This is a great tool! What would make it even more special is the ability to perform batch processing of, say, 200 pairs of postcodes! Do you intend on adding this feature and if so, when do you expect it to be available? Thanks!
By David S. on 27th February 2018

B Glover, can you confirm the start and end postcodes that were used please?
By Free Map Tools on 12th June 2017

The site would only show distance 'as the crow flies' and not walking distance. As I'm not a crow, it wasn't very helpful.
By B Glover on 12th June 2017

When inputting the journey Wd3 1LJ to WD18 0HB, the tool ignores the shortest route and uses a roundabout one that is nearly twice as long. ??
By Gerald on 11th April 2017

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