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#53704 - 09/02/10 05:41 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: slowcoach]
Alan F Offline
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Registered: 09/02/10
Posts: 66
Loc: Reading
Having walked the C2C in seven and a half days in April 2009,I would not bother with either the Explorer or Landranger maps. I used the two excellent waterproof Footprint strip maps at 5 each,available from www.footprintmaps.co.uk (West and East sections).
They have all the map detail,guide notes,shop,transport,campsite,accomodation and facility notes that you require,and only weigh a couple of ounces,thus also avoiding the need to carry a heavy guidebook.

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#53745 - 11/02/10 02:04 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: slowcoach]
Alan Toomey Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Woking, Surrey
Hi

My first post here .. I'm just starting to plan a possible coast to coast and don't mean to hijack this thread..

Has anyone used the Harveys coast to coast maps as details here :

http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/maps.php3?wk=c2c

Only 2 maps cover the entire route rather than the 8 OS detail maps..

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#53747 - 11/02/10 05:30 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: Alan Toomey]
Slogger Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 2891
Loc: West Lancs.
Hi Alan and welcome.
I have the C2C Harvey strip maps. I used the same on the Pennine Way and found them ok. They are not as detailed as OS of course but that's their idea, to include the detail you need and to omit what you dont.
You just have to get used to the different symbols and feature markings.
Certainly beats carrying a load of OS maps.
Dave.

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#53752 - 11/02/10 08:16 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: Slogger]
Alan Toomey Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Woking, Surrey
Thanks slogger - I sure love the OS maps .. I can even get a discount as I know and help out a few OS staff with techie stuff but I do find the maps a bit of a handful out in the real world .. often loads of area you dont want to know about and trying origami in the wind and rain to get the fold and area you want to see correct for the plastic map pouch.

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#53758 - 11/02/10 11:58 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: Alan Toomey]
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Registered: 25/09/09
Posts: 38
If you've got the maps or digital mapping on your pc,it's easy enough to print off the relevant area for each days walk and laminate them.They then fold easily into your pocket.

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#53769 - 12/02/10 02:03 PM Re: Explorer or Landranger? [Re: c2cer]
mickey Offline
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Registered: 26/07/09
Posts: 126
We used the martin wainwright guide book which contained 1:25,000 strip maps plus two 1:50,000 OS maps of the lakes just in case we went off course. The only time we needed the OS maps was when we went off course up Greenup Edge and had to triangulate our position and get back on route.

It's pretty hard to stray off course after the lakes so you probably wont need OS maps.

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