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Discussion Forum - LDWA ideas forum - Can You help


Posted: Sun 18th Dec 2005, 23:19
Joined: 1982
After an almost total break from walking, I have recently started to get some walks in ready for next years challanges. New challanges = new toys = G P S (very useful for distance and position and it tells how long that break realy was) and 1:50 000 didgital maps (ANQUET)(Very addictive) but the problem is that the distance shown on the map, no matter how carefully the route is traced and no matter how carefully it is followd on the ground does not tally with the distance recorded on the G P S, this is fine at the moment but why the difference (up to 0.5 of a mile greter on the map than on the G P S)

When I started doing these walks I decided to use public transport when Pos, as it appears to be a lot cheaper than the car. In cumberland with a Senior,s Traval card I can get a day pass for £5.50 (£8.50 for you young sprogs). This means that on a Saturday I can get down to Patterdale from Carlisle, walk over to Keswick and get back to Carlisle for £5.50. Parking in Glenridding costs more than that. Does any one else (outside of London) do this sort of thing and what sort of service are they getting on there buses / trains (ours can be a little dodgy at times and I have had to tell the driver the route a couple of times)

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