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simon3
2019-12-03 15:02:08
re new Galtees, Knockmealdown maps
Aidan
That's great news. Indeed I do remember the 1/2 inch to mile maps only too well. They were the staple until the mid 90s.Who can forget the horrendous error in the Maamturks NW of Binn Chaonaigh where a massive glacial valley wasn't shown properly leading to people dropping 200m on the challenge walk.

Going on experience with previous East-West maps such as the Comeraghs these will be excellent maps for hillwalkers, properly showing features the hillwalkers care about such as tracks, terrain, forest roads, possible access points etc. They also show the position of Arderins, The lack of clutter is also outstanding and the new contours are a lot better than older East-West maps.

It remains to be seen whether these will have the same occasional issues to do with the removal of official names. However I hope people do support East-West in this endeavour.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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simon3 3 days ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
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Forum: General
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Track
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Forum: Suggestions
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 2 months ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Driving towards Clifden along the N59, go 2km past the Benlettery Hostel and take the minor road on the right. I.5km along this, at point L750 499, there is a large space for parking on the right,...


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