How To Find the Start of a Walk

Most Walks include the Grid Reference of the start location of the walk.
Without a relevant OS map and an understanding of Grid References it can be
difficult to work out where the walk starts.
They may also include a Post Code, though these are at best an approximate to the start point.

Here are explanations of five ways to find a map of a walk location and some of the Pros & Cons.
Three of the methods use facilities on this site, and two on the general web.

Method (click to popup) Pros Cons
RA Programme Only 2 or 3 clicks to a map.
OS map, Google Directions,
See where Post code is.
Only applies to Rambler Walks
RA Map of Walks a few clicks to a map.
See where Post Code is.
Only applies to Rambler Walks
Current Programme PDF 2 clicks to Street Map Only applies to Rambler Walks
StreetMap Can be used for any Reference.
Used by most options.
Includes Convertions
Requires typing in Post Code
or Grid Reference
Grid Reference Finder Can be used for any Reference. Requires typing in Post Code
or Grid Reference
Dowload a PDF with all of these instructions

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018