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Maps / Re: Contour only maps
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:05:34 PM »
Thank you.  I will have a look at the Harvey Maps first.

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Maps / Contour only maps
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:28:23 PM »
Apologies if this is covered somewhere but I am new to the forum - excuses out of the way.
I would welcome recommendations as to suitable sources of contour only maps of the UK.  Ideally, downloadable, printable to hardcopy and maybe even free!
If available I would initially practice navigating using a contour only map in the south Oxfordshire area.
Thanks.

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New Member Introductions / Hello
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:53:18 AM »
Thought I should make a newbie post.
I have joined this forum out of curiosity and interest.  My interest in navigation was given a push following a weekend in the Peak District in 2011.  We started out for a walk as a family with friends on a lovely summers day.  By the time we were on Kinder Scout it was like a full blown winters day with horizontal rain, thick fog and strong wind.  Hands were so cold that holding a map was difficult.  It was more than the importance of navigation that was learned on that day.  However, my son and I went back in December when the area was covered in snow, better equipped and prepared and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Since then we have done a reasonable amount of hill walking including winter skills in Scotland and Wales.  Now my 10 year old daughter is a better navigator than I was back in 2011 (mainly due to me reading the book and enjoying educating her).
I am looking forward to learning more good stuff from the forum.  Also looking forward to receiving my navigation pack which was ordered (and dispatched) yesterday.
Thanks!

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