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#3283 - 08/03/04 06:05 PM Guidebooks
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I'm looking for recommendations about books and maps for the route. Are the maps in The Dales Way by Anthony Burton sufficient, or do I really need somthing like The Dales Way Strip map?

Suggestions welcome.

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#3284 - 08/03/04 06:25 PM Re: Guidebooks
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I think the 1:25 000 maps in AB's Dales Way will be fine (but the book is heavy), particularly at the Western end - but if you want to wander off route, you may be limited.
I might buy a cheap copy then cut 'em out, as when I went to renew my copy at lib. it had been requested... doh.
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#3285 - 12/03/04 07:31 PM Re: Guidebooks
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I don't claim to be the best at map reading but I managed OK with the Burton Guide.
Most of the route is following streams/rivers so route finding not difficult.

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#3286 - 14/03/04 06:35 PM Re: Guidebooks
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Burtons book is quite adequate.Anyway as an SAS man I thought you would have used your watch and the sun.

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#3287 - 15/03/04 01:59 PM Re: Guidebooks
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Quote:
Anyway as an SAS man....[/B]


If only.

Thanks for another opinion about the Burton.

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#3288 - 27/03/04 12:36 PM Re: Guidebooks
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Done Dalesway 4 times, always used Stile Publications Dales Way Route Guide ISBN 0 906886 72 4 by Gemmell and Speakman. Very detailed maps incl circular alternatives. Can't go wrong at 4 quid!

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#3289 - 27/03/04 07:18 PM Re: Guidebooks
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ps Last time I did Dalesway, hoped it would be a 'hick on a buge'. I was mistaken. I took my (student, financially challenged and thirsty) daughter. Any monetary contributions from the Child Support Agency would be positively encouraged (some hope)!!!

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#3290 - 01/04/04 01:53 PM Re: Guidebooks
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Originally posted by Dalesman Wilson's mate:
Done Dalesway 4 times, always used Stile Publications Dales Way Route Guide ISBN 0 906886 72 4 by Gemmell and Speakman. Very detailed maps incl circular alternatives. Can't go wrong at 4 quid!


Did you use any other guidebook as well?

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#3291 - 01/04/04 07:30 PM Re: Guidebooks
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No need SAS, maps are very detailed hand drawn ones, there's text too. I did take OS maps though in case we wandered too far off route!

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#3292 - 03/04/04 09:14 PM Re: Guidebooks
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Hi Dalesman Wilsons mate.
I may see you on the Dalesway sometime - so far i've done it 6 times. In fact i might have already seen you - Do you have a bald head with a bandana on?

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