According to Alan Rayner, over on his Blog on the Landscape (link later in this blog post, we don’t want you wandering off on your own, now do we…) the A-Z peeps have produced some new maps. I wouldn’t have believed this only they sent me the AZ Adventure Atlas to the Coast to Coast path (the Alf (what’s that woman doing in my slippers) Wainwright one which is a de facto LDP. So, I had a look and, since they sent me a free copy worth nearly eight of your earth pounds, I promised to write about it.
There are seven new titles, mainly but not exclusively based on LDPs (or de facto LDP’s) (for those without Latin O’levels, “de facto” kind of means “in practise, but not really officially…”). These are:
Pennine Way North
Pennine Way South
Coast to Coast route
What’s in an A-Z Adventure atlas?
Well, the Coast to Coast one has the following: (I expect the other titles are similar)
Handy-size for a map case when open
Ordnance Survey 1:25000 explorer series map key
Overview map key showing the limits of each map.
79 1:25000 OS maps showing the route highlighted, along with all alternative routes. (This is a huge weight and cost saving for backpackers)
Index of place names with grid references – including even quite obscure places. very useful for ad-hoc GPS navigation in particular
Route planner with distances in both directions, including an index of facilities at each place – shops, pubs, accomodation etc)
Notes on safety and security and the countryside code
QR codes with useful contacts/websites etc. relevant to the path.
If you order on line before 31 August 2013 using the discount code GETWALKING, you’ll get £2'.50 discount noff the RRP of £7.95 (thats £5.45!)
Alan’s blog with clickable links (I couldn’t be arsed) is Alan's Blog