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#55606 - 30/05/10 01:05 PM C2C first timer
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Have not done any long distance walks before. Attempting c2c with son early July. Will we find pathways using just Henry Stedmans book and compass??? V.grateful for any tips and advice.

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#55608 - 30/05/10 02:13 PM Re: C2C first timer [Re: wemustbemad]
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Personally I would not rely solely on Stedman. It's an OK book but the maps won't be any help if you get lost. My advice would be at least get some strip maps, and maybe OS for the lakes!

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#55610 - 30/05/10 04:02 PM Re: C2C first timer [Re: wemustbemad]
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Originally Posted By: wemustbemad
Have not done any long distance walks before. Attempting c2c with son early July. Will we find pathways using just Henry Stedmans book and compass??? V.grateful for any tips and advice.


Not having done any before, will make this an eye opener and you will probably be hooked providing you have a good experience.
I remember the first times I tried things different in my walking activities. The first times are the best as after you have done many, you have the experience, but not the same fresh, venturing into the unknown, expectations.
Dave.

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#55671 - 01/06/10 09:56 PM Re: C2C first timer [Re: wemustbemad]
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Use multimap.com - you can toggle between O/S map and aerial view - use the guide book at home. This will give you more confidence in strip maps - either Harvey or Footprint (though both will need back-up for more detail) then print off or cut up the bits you need from your more accurate maps,
cheers
good luck
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#55673 - 01/06/10 10:11 PM Re: C2C first timer [Re: lightweightmick]
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forgot to say (but I've just been looking at the interesting alternative of Grike/Scaly Moss on there) you can get a bigger viewing area by clicking on the '<' cursor at the side of the current view size and pressing your F11 key will then give you full screen - 'tis good to be able to toggle between map and aerial and in different scales
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#55823 - 07/06/10 11:28 PM Re: C2C first timer [Re: lightweightmick]
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Strip maps schtrip maps. Get some OS and know how to use them. Everything else will follow. ( sunshine, easy trails, good food )

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#55834 - 08/06/10 10:59 AM Re: C2C first timer [Re: Mike Simpson]
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Yeah like wind and rain just when you want to fold 'em... (more rain, mud, muck)
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