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 Maps for Coast to Coast Walkers
Harvey Maps ] [ OS Outdoor Leisure Maps ] [ OS Explorer Maps ] [ OS Landranger Series ]

In your Coast to Coast Walk preparations remember that mountain and moorland country will test your navigation skills. You will want to be familiar with your maps.

Britain is mapped with a precision not yet achieved by many countries anywhere else in the world. We offer a choice of Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure strip maps, Explorer and Landranger series maps to help keep you on course.

 
   Harvey Maps

The introduction by Harvey of their special style of mapping adds an exciting choice for Coast to Coast walkers. The route is covered in two maps, St Bees to Keld and Keld to Robin Hood's Bay. Whereas Ordnance Survey maps cater for the general market and include information for everyone, Harvey maps are designed for the specialist walker and mountaineer.

The Coast to Coast maps are large scale strip maps focusing on the long distance route. A map folds into 6 panels, each taking a section of the walk and linking it cleverly to the next panel/section. Bear in mind that there is formally no such thing as the Coast to Coast path. You make your way along paths, tracks and lanes, some of them clearly marked C to C, some of them marked with more local names. You cross unmarked country, where the path may well be anything but clear.

There are several points at which you make your own choice of way forward. Alfred Wainwright, once surprisingly a cult figure, now disappearing into the mists of long distance walking history, deliberately tramped across whatever land lay in his way, defying landowners to challenge him. Generations of walkers following, as he begged them not to, have had varieties of route plotted for them. These Harvey maps are interesting in that they indicate points at which choices can be made, and they show by means of a variety of symbols whether you are following track, path, indistinct path or no visible path. They show, too, whether your route is by permissive path, indistinct permissive path or C to C path with no right of way. Sounds alarming? Well, it is a good idea to know when you've left a right of way, so that you can disarm a farmer with your diplomatic smile before he waves his stick at you!

A Harvey map is designed for the modern walker and mountaineer. To the conventional National Grid referencing, it adds information for GPS users. You may find this information especially useful if you are a native of a country which does not use the grid referencing system - e.g. USA or France. The map's colouring is more distinctive than that used by the Ordnance Survey, and this is particularly helpful when you're moving in high country; the contour lines are picked out at 75m intervals, and these stand up clearly.

When a contour line on an OS maps passes through rocky country, the rocks are drawn onto the map and the exact line of the contour can be obscured. The Harvey method is to show the steep rocks simply by changing the colour of the contour line from brown to grey; this allows the skilled map reader to interpret the shape of a rocky summit, for example, more clearly. There are none of the heavily marked political boundary lines which many people find dangerously distracting on the OS maps. On these C to C strips, the large scale map has a diagram running beside it which indicates your progress in miles and kilometres across the 6 panels which make up the whole sheet. You can also see where you are against the whole route. Mapping symbols used concentrate on your requirements as a long distance walker: accommodation, tourist information, campsites, youth hostels and so on.

The map is presented on paper with an encouragingly shiny weatherproof finish.

 
: Coast to Coast (East)
 : Coast to Coast (East)
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1:40,000; 2.5cm to 1km
Dimensions: 240 mm x 120 mm
 Harvey Map
Edition Weight Price  
Harvey Map 100 gms 12.95 
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: Coast to Coast (West)
 : Coast to Coast (West)
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1:40,000; 2.5cm to 1km
Dimensions: 240 mm x 120 mm
 Harvey Map
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Harvey Map 100 gms 12.95 
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 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
Our suggestion is to take along a strip style map for simple route-finding but take along either the Explorer or Landranger series maps for detailed route finding or to spread out while you're having your picnic or savouring a view.
 
 
 Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Maps
Scale 1:27,777; 3.6cm to 1km; 2 inches to 1 mile

These specially designed strip maps use the detailed OS Explorer style of mapping and as such are immediately familiar. They are justifiably more expensive than the FootPrint equivalent. The route is marked in heavy blue dots, and this, along with the large scale, facilitates route finding. The land for only a short distance on either side of the way is shown.

These maps are an acquired taste. Undoubtedly, they are clear and reduce painful decision- making. You may find they also take away some of your enjoyment of the landscape; you can't use them to give yourself the broader picture, lining up the hilltops around you, for example, which was one of Wainwright's trade mark enjoyments. However, the maps are presented with text taken from Wainwright's original Pictorial Guide, supported by his drawings.

Other informational panels include summary information of the kind it's always useful to have in mind in the planning of long distance walks: where to look for transport and accommodation details, phone numbers for Tourist Information Centres and that all important mileage chart! Geography students will also be interested in the Geology profile of the walk.

 
These maps are available in three editions:

Paper - they fold well, and are backed with a reasonably durable laminated cover. They will remain intact, depending on how much wind and rain you have encountered!

Wilderness - laminated, tear resistant and waterproof they are designed for use in wind and rain and should arrive home with you as a permanent souvenir.

Lam-Fold - extra strong lamination with a 'china-graph' write-on, wipe-off surface they are also tear resistant and waterproof. They are however, a little bulkier than the 'wilderness' version.

 
 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
Our suggestion is to take along a strip style map for simple route-finding but take along either the Explorer or Landranger series maps for detailed route finding or to spread out while you're having your picnic or savouring a view.
 
 Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps
Scale 1:25,000; 4cm to 1km; 2 inches to 1 mile

This scale provides detail for the really committed navigator and map enthusiast. Studying the country down to its every wall and ditch gives real confidence in route finding and satisfaction in "reading" the landscape.

One of Wainwright's trade mark enjoyments was to examine the broader picture and to line up the hill tops in the surrounding area. Explorer maps are superb in this respect, but the downside is that you will need 8 of them: numbers 303, OL4, OL5, OL19, OL30, 304, OL26 and OL27

 
These maps are available in three editions:

Paper - they fold well, and are backed with a reasonably durable laminated cover. They will remain intact, depending on how much wind and rain you have encountered!

Wilderness - laminated, tear resistant and waterproof they are designed for use in wind and rain and should arrive home with you as a permanent souvenir.

Lam-Fold - extra strong lamination with a 'china-graph' write-on, wipe-off surface they are also tear resistant and waterproof. They are however, a little bulkier than the 'wilderness' version.

 
 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
Our suggestion is to take along the OS Outdoor Leisure strip maps for simple route-finding but take along either the Explorer or Landranger series maps for detailed route finding or to spread out while you're having your picnic or savouring a view.
 
 
Map 303: Whitehaven & Workington, Cockermouth
 Map 303: Whitehaven & Workington, Cockermouth
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL4: The Northern Lakes. North Western Area
 Map OL4: The Northern Lakes. North Western Area
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL5: The Northern Lakes. North Eastern Area
 Map OL5: The Northern Lakes. North Eastern Area
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL19: Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
 Map OL19: Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL30: Yorkshire Dales. Northern & Central areas
 Map OL30: Yorkshire Dales. Northern & Central areas
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map 304: Darlington & Richmond, Egglescliffe
 Map 304: Darlington & Richmond, Egglescliffe
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL26: North York Moors. Western Area
 Map OL26: North York Moors. Western Area
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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Map OL27: North York Moors. Eastern Area
 Map OL27: North York Moors. Eastern Area
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1:25,000; 2.5 inches to 1 mile; 4cm to 1km
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 125 gms 7.99 
Lam-Fold 175 gms 13.99 
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 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
Our suggestion is to take along the OS Outdoor Leisure strip maps for simple route-finding but take along either the Explorer or Landranger series maps for detailed route finding or to spread out while you're having your picnic or savouring a view.
 
 Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps
Scale 1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1 inches to 1 mile

Bear in mind that the Coast to Coast is not a designated long-distance footpath. You may be using a route-finder from one of the guidebooks but the detailed choices and deviations you may wish to take along the way are your own.

One of Wainwright's trade mark enjoyments was to examine the broader picture and to line up the hill tops in the surrounding area. Landranger maps are excellent in this respect, but the downside is that you will need 8 of them: numbers 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 98 and 99.

50,000 is a good practical working scale in most situations, however, there are layout difficulties in the Swaledale area where the route switches on and off maps 92 & 98.

 
 
These maps are available in three editions:

Paper - they fold well, and are backed with a reasonably durable laminated cover. They will remain intact, depending on how much wind and rain you have encountered!

Wilderness - laminated, tear resistant and waterproof they are designed for use in wind and rain and should arrive home with you as a permanent souvenir.

Lam-Fold - extra strong lamination with a 'china-graph' write-on, wipe-off surface they are also tear resistant and waterproof. They are however, a little bulkier than the 'wilderness' version.

 
 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
The Wilderness Edition maps are a good compromise between the paper maps that are likely to self-destruct in the wind, rain, sleet & snow and the heavier duty Lam-Fold Editions.
 
 
Map 89: West Cumbria, Cockermouth and Wast Water
 Map 89: West Cumbria, Cockermouth and Wast Water
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 90: Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside
 Map 90: Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 91: Appleby-in-Westmorland area
 Map 91: Appleby-in-Westmorland area
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 98: Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale
 Map 98: Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 92: Barnard Castle and surrounding area
 Map 92: Barnard Castle and surrounding area
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 99: Northallerton & Ripon
 Map 99: Northallerton & Ripon
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 93: Middlesbrough, Darlington & Hartlepool
 Map 93: Middlesbrough, Darlington & Hartlepool
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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Map 94: Whitby & Esk Dale, Robin Hood's Bay
 Map 94: Whitby & Esk Dale,  Robin Hood's Bay
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1:50,000; 2cm to 1km; 1.25 inches to 1 mile
Dimensions: 225 mm x 135 mm
Edition Weight Price  
Paper 95 gms 6.99 
Lam-Fold 165 gms 13.99 
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 Coast2Coast Suggestions  
Our suggestion is to take along a strip style map for simple route-finding but take along either the Explorer or Landranger series maps for detailed route finding or to spread out while you're having your picnic or savouring a view.
 
 
 
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