PSA: Ordnance Survey maps cheap
active ones are just splash proof and wear better, you wouldnt want to mess about with a non laminated one in the wet, they are a bit bulkier though. prefer 25k for hiking and 50k for bike, dont know that area thoughPosted 4 years ago
cant help but mention i use my phone more for maps these days
Which are the best OS maps to use for something like the South Downs Way?
I don’t want to have to rely on my Garmin when I ride it!
I believe Harvey’s have the complete route but hopefully someone could confirm this just in case I’m wrong.
Edit:Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
I just subscribed to the OS getamap service £20 offer for 12 months.
Whole UK at whatever scale you want, basic route plotting and can print centred wherever.
Not as good an application as some of the commercial ones, but cheap and pretty handy!
You can also view all the maps for free, handy for lunchtime planning!Posted 4 years ago
I’m a bit disappointed with the OS Getamap thing – if you try and plot multiple routes with lots of waypoints on the same map it takes forever to load and then, after a while, you can’t add anymore – you get an error and can’t save until you remove some waypoints – annoying when you’ve plotted your coast to coast as far as Osmotherly. Can’t find anywhere in the FAQs of Help that’s there’s a limit, but there bloody is.
And, even zooming in and out, viewing on screen just isn’t the same as a fully unfolded OS sheet or, even better, two or more fully unfolded sheets spread over the floor.
I bought 4 x 1:25000 on cg’s tip (thanks again for the PSA), I’ve got all the maps I need for the coast to coast now (or I will have when they arrive), so bugger getamap, it’s pencil and paper route plotting for me..Posted 4 years ago
What would be nice would be if the OS still did the Wainwright Coast to Coast on a pair of (strip) maps but they dropped them a fair few years ago and they’re not easy to get hold of – someone’s
sellingtrying to sell one of them (not even the pair!) for £90 on eBay!!!
Never mind, you can never have too many maps…Posted 4 years ago
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