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#3064 - 06/12/04 04:58 PM Waypoints
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 52
My husband and I are thinking of doing Offas Dyke next September. Does anyone know if I can download GPS waypoints somewhere?

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#3065 - 06/12/04 06:51 PM Re: Waypoints
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
If anyone can help these people should http://www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk/

It's the website of Offa's Dyke Association.

I hope you have better weather Than my wife and I had in 1991. We packed up half way after it had been raining on us every day for a week. The crunch was at a B/B where the lady (?) made us strip off in the garage because we were so wet.
Tom

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#3066 - 06/12/04 08:19 PM Re: Waypoints
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 52
Thanks Tom. I've already checked this site, but I think I'll email them.

We also had a very wet experience doing the C2C last September. One day in thirteen was dry. All of the B & B's we stayed in were more than accommodating and put up with our wet and dirty clothes. Personally, I would not have been offended if they had asked us to take off our wet things outside, we were pretty bad.

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#3067 - 06/12/04 09:25 PM Re: Waypoints
bb&gg Offline
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Registered: 22/11/04
Posts: 93
Loc: East anglia/England
Tom.... you keep repeating yourself when posting.
cheers ......BB.

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#3068 - 06/12/04 10:28 PM Re: Waypoints
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 264
Loc: Nottingham, England
I know. It's what happens when you become a silly old fart [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/wink.gif[/img]

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#3069 - 08/12/04 06:59 PM Re: Waypoints
canmal Offline
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Registered: 18/10/00
Posts: 482
Loc: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Taylor...I have searched and can't find any for the walk itself.I have found some for the Welsh hills and mountains from all 22 counties, but you would have to cherry pick ones that applied to Offa's Dyke.You would also need "GPSU" application..you can get it over the net (downloadable, I think, for about $40.00)... With the GPSU program, you can also develop downloadable WP's on the route, but, you need to scan in your OS map(s) and save them as .bmp files. It takes a bit of "grimbling" but is quite impressive. One other advantage is that you can then print out your map (with the route derived from your WP's marked on it)and make it a more convenient size.Hope this helps

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#3070 - 08/12/04 07:00 PM Re: Waypoints
canmal Offline
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Registered: 18/10/00
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Loc: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
GPSU is at www.gpsu.co.uk

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#3071 - 09/12/04 05:07 PM Re: Waypoints
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 52
Thanks Canmal, I'll check it out.

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