I'm sure this has already been thought of, but just in case...
Dan explained that in Phase 1 the routes will be created and not necessarily by people who know the area. In Phase 2 they will be walked in real life to test them.
My suggestion is to add a Phase 1b.
Identify people from the volunteers who are experienced walkers in a particular area and ask them to walk the routes in their area virtually via the OS app and make suggestions or edits before anyone tries to walk the route IRL.
Routes could have a status: created, reviewed, locally verified, walked etc.
For example, in low lying areas there will be routes that appear suitable on paper (screen?) but in practice are flooded or too muddy for large parts of the year.
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