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Walk! The Isle Of Wight – new edition is here!

Walk! The Isle of WightThere’s no doubt that the Isle Of Wight is a wonderful place to visit and the best way to experience the island is on foot and by bus.

 

Walk! The Isle Of Wight (3rd edition) details 40 step-by-step walking routes, most accessed using public bus services.Walk IOW Walk 29 sample pdf 1

Each walk has its own colour OS Map, with the walking route and waypoints highlighted.

 

Here’s a sample page from the book so you can see what you’re getting:-

Good pubs (author tested) are recommended at the end of many of the routes.

See all the info here:-

http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/isleofwight.htm

Walk England Coast to Coast – a new approach to a classic adventure

Coast to Coast cover of package jpegThis classic route, pioneered by Alfred Wainwright, crosses northern England from – you guessed it – coast to coast. There are other books available – so what makes this one different?

Here’s what the author and researcher of this new take on a favourite challenge, has to say:-

“On a fortnight’s adventure with my mates Keith and Nigel from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay (July 2012) I talked to loads of C2Cers subtly asking what would make the route better. What everyone wanted was accurate navigation along the route, especially if it included ‘real time’ mapping.

There are loads of guide books about the Coast to Coast so rather than adding another book I have produced what every C2Cer wants:-
A system of accurate navigation for the whole route using ‘real time’ mapping on a Garmin gps or Viewranger phone app.

The result is a Stage by Stage guide, with alternatives, that gives you a real time mapping gps unit showing exactly where you are on the route along with the walking instructions that will ensure that you stay on the correct route.

On your Garmin, or Viewranger app, you will be on the right track every step of the way for all of the 198.5 miles (320km) from St Bees until you arrive at The Bay Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay; where you will find the Wainright Bar with its C2C ‘sign in’ book.” David Brawn, author/researcher

A sample page from the start of the adventure.

A sample page from the start of the adventure.David Brawn, author/researcher

 

For more information go to http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/c2coast.htm

Spring! The Perfect Time Of Year For Walking In The UK

Brecon Beacons Walk 2 Crib y Garth

After a few false starts, it really is Spring in the UK. It’s a beautiful time of year to get out and about walking.

 

Here’s a bit of inspiration – the Brecon Beacons offer wonderful walking for everyone from leisure strollers to all-day-in-the-wild wanderers. Here’s a pic to whet your appetite, taken on route ‘Crib y Garth’ researched, recorded and photographed by author Bob Greaves who knows this area like the back of his hand.

 
This route climbs steadily up the Olchon Valley and returns along the narrow, most easterly, of the Black Mountain ridges which is popularly known as The Cat’s Back. The pic was taken half way along this ridge. It could be you in that landscape!

 

More info at http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/brecon%20beacons.htm

Walking the Yorkshire Dales – Just the Thing for Spring

Wharfedale - following Walk 5

Wharfedale – following Walk 5

The village of Gayle, visited on Walk 25

The village of Gayle, visited on Walk 25

The Yorkshire Dales is deservedly well-loved for its history, the beauty of its landscapes and its many unspoilt little stone villages, most with tempting pubs.

The best way to appreciate the Dales is on foot – and one of the very best times of year to do so is Springtime – right now!

If you have a Garmin GPS you can download Yorkshire Dales Custom Maps (there are two to cover the area) and get going on the trails.

 

For more information about the digital mapping for the Yorkshire Dales, see:- http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminydalesnecustommap.htm

– and http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminydalesnwcustommap.htm

The spectacular River Strid (Walk 1)

The spectacular River Strid (Walk 1)

We recommend the book Walk! The Yorkshire Dales (North and Central) for the best walks (and the best pubs on route too)

See:- http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/yorkshire%20dales%20N&C.htm

Worth A Read – article on the Isle of Wight in the Weekend Telegraph

Expansive views on Week Down (walk 27, Walk! The Isle of Wight)

Expansive views on Week Down (walk 27, Walk! The Isle of Wight)

There’s a good article on the Isle Of Wight in ‘Coastal England’, a supplement with yesterday’s (15 March 2014) Weekend Telegraph.

Looking towards Whitecliff Bay from the clifftop path (Walk 40, Walk! The Isle of Wight)

Looking towards Whitecliff Bay from the clifftop path (Walk 40, Walk! The Isle of Wight)

The article homes in on the rich history of the island and offers plenty of ideas of things to do. For such a small place it has a wealth of festivals, including the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

Find it here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/visit-england/10676115/things-to-do-on-the-isle-of-wight.html

For details of walking there see http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/isleofwight.htm

For information on mapping look here: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminisleofwightcustommap.htm

Exmoor – wonderful walking and now OSlike Custom Maps too

Wonderful walking in Britain’s Exmoor!Exmoor Walk 16 Splendid coastal views SMALL

Here’s just one splendid view overlooking Lynton and Lynmouth while following Walk 16 from ‘Walk! Exmoor’ with David and Carol Hitt. For more information about walks here, see : http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/exmoor.htm

And now – for Garmin users – download OSlike Custom maps for Exmoor, overlaid with the 40 varied routes from Walk! Exmoor.

OSlike Custom Maps can be used in Google Earth, Garmin Basecamp and Garmin gps units.

There’s east and west sections to download, (£3.99 each) which can be found here: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminexmoorecustommap.htm

and here: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminexmoorwcustommap.htm

 

OSlike Brecon Beacons Custom Maps for Garmin

Ready now to download – Brecon Beacons West and Brecon Beacons East OSlike Custom Maps for Garmins.

For details and how to download, see here:- http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminOSlikemaps.htm

OSlike Custom Maps For Garmin – all Lake District

The final map in the four-map series of OSlike Custom Maps for Garmin is now available to download. See http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminOSlikemaps.htm for full details and how to buy.

Walk Around The Malverns – a change to Walk 25

Author/researcher Bob Greaves has re-walked a section of Walk 25 ‘Old Storridge Green’ to resolve an access issue:-

From: Bob Greaves, researcher and author of Walk around the Malverns.

Old Storridge Common

Old Storridge Common

The gate at Wp.14 now has a sign ‘Private No Public Right of Way’ so the route is blocked. This is such a shame as this has been a through route for decades, maybe even centuries; you will see that I actually describe it as ‘an ancient way’ in the text. However that doesn’t guarantee that it’s a public right of way!

There is a straightforward alternative which is to follow the ‘Geopark Way’ from Wp.12 to Wp.16,

unfortunately not so attractive and missing out on the ‘North Hill from Birchwood’ view. An alternative description might be:-

“….up a beautiful, sun-dappled track through woodland. Where a footpath crosses ours we turn right and follow the frequent signposts for the ‘Geopark Way’, out of woodland and up the left hand side of a couple of fields. With orchards and the courtyard development we passed earlier down to our right we turn left up a track back into woodland.

Out of the woods the path, smaller now, is through long grass to an updated black and white farmhouse. We skirt this anti-clockwise following yellow paint daubs then head straight on between fences to a lane. Here we have a brief opportunity to look across Birchwood Common before turning right. Finishing our dalliance with the ‘Geopark Way’, where the lane swings left and a track goes straight on……”

Bob

More information on Walk! Around The Malverns can be found here: http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/malverns.htm

Isle Of Wight OSlike Mapping for Garmin Ready Now

OSlike Isle of Wight cover smallJust completed – OSlike mapping, Isle Of Wight,  for Garmin users.

Find more information about OSlike Maps take a look at http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/garminOSlikemaps.htm

Treat yourself to quality OSlike Custom Maps for your Walk! UK adventures with Garmin gps units
25k scale OSlike detail with all Walk routes highlighted, numbered and arrowed. £3.99.

 
Easy to load onto a microSD card to clip into your Garmin* so you have OSlike mapping on your gps.

The mapping works with any guide book though we recommend ‘Walk! The Isle Of Wight which details 40 varied routes. More information here http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/isleofwight.htm

On the island's south coast

On the island’s south coast

 

Here’s your glorious view (right) while on Walk 19 Chale Bay.

 

The Isle Of Wight Walking Festival (3-18 May 2014) gets more popular every year.

If you want to be part of it, their official brochure can be viewed here:- http://tinyurl.com/ow6mp3s

 

But if you want to avoid big crowds of walkers and visitors, it might be better to go outside these dates.

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