Os Landranger Ordnance Survey Maps
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Review of "Os Landranger Ordnance Survey Maps"
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Having completed a large number of walking expeditions and other such activities as treasure hunts or school coursework, I along with other members of my family and close circle of friends have always had the need to have a map or something along those lines that provided us with a high level of detail - and general AA or Collins road naps have not really provided us with that much detail, hence making quite a lot of use of Ordnance Survey Maps.With respect of Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, all of the current Ordnance Survey maps cover the rest of the United Kingdom mainland - including all other islands such as the Isle of Man; the Isles of Scilly; the Isle of Wight, and all outlying islands beyond the most northern parts of the Scottish north coast.
There are currently some 204 maps or thereabouts that cover all areas of land (and sea where it is close enough to mainland areas or suchlike), and is worked out in such a way as this. Number one covers the most northerly parts of the outer most islands from Scotland; winding its way back down to the mainland, and then working its way down through the rest of the country with the highest number being the most southerly possible part of the land at Cornwall.However it is of course laid out just like a road map would be (but in reverse of course), with the maps going from west to east across the country with those parts immediately south of it being of a rather more higher number in terms of the map reference - if that makes any sense! But unlike most other road maps that would only really show those roads down to a certain level (and so therefore above lanes and suchlike), these particular maps show every single land and footpath up to about 99% accuracy. Of course there may well be just the odd little right of way of sorts not shown, but these are very few and far between as far as I am aware. But just to show the level of detail that is included in these maps, it shows pretty much everything from public toilets and telephone boxes; through local landmarks and points of interest, to the varying heights of the land including roads and buildings where necessary.
Covering roughly some thirty miles by thirty miles roughly, my only real gripe about one of the maps is the area in which it covers - however this is of course not really its own fault as such, as the land mass has been divided up in such a way so that all of the country is covered as best as is practically done. Therefore I have to say that some areas that you may wish to buy a map for may require you to buy more than one map - Dartmoor being a classic example as although there may be some overlap in maps, there to my own basic understanding is not one may that covers the whole area in one go. There is one map that covers the northern most parts of the area along with Okehampton and those places that fall a few miles to the north of here, and the southern most parts of Dartmoor are covered in another map that covers Plymouth and South Devon - meaning of course, that you would have to spend some more money in this circumstance.Price wise, I have seen them on offer in such places as Waterstones and WHSmith as well as in other more specialised camping or outdoor shops for around the £7 or £8 mark - which to my mind is not really that bad, especially owing to the amount of usage that they will get on average. On opening the map up fully, this leads really to another small gripe - the size, it being about one and a half metres by one and a half metres roughly and made of paper. Meaning that if you are stood in the middle of nowhere and stuck and the rain is pouring down, not only you will get soaking wet but the map will also.
However when all is said and done, I have nothing overall but praise for this particular product. No matter if you are using it for a specific purpose or more as a reference type affair, this is one thing that you should have on your shelf. Meaning of course that with many of the things that I review on this site, I am left with no other reason but to recommend it to you.Thanks for reading!
Product Information : Os Landranger Ordnance Survey Maps
Manufacturer's product descriptionCamping Accessories
Long Name: Ordnance Survey Maps
Type: Camping Accessories
Manufacturer: Os Landranger
Listed on Ciao since: 27/02/2007