I was just musing over what would happen if OS stopped making paper maps. Do any of you still use paper maps when you go walking? Maybe in areas you don't know or as a backup in case your phone or GPS runs out of power?
I would have the gps in my rucksack when in the mountains for when the clag comes in and just assures me of my location. Mine is an old skool garmin like yours. Only good for giving a grid reference mind but that’s all I ever need!Only use paper (usually the laminated waterproof type). The only GPS I possess is a Garmin 200 which has no maps in it, just gives a breadcrumb route which is fine for cycling, useless for walking (but it's handy for tracking where you've been).
Really? That sounds insanely expensive - is that on top of the subscription too, or was that as a one-off map download?I use the mobile app on my iPhone - I have to say it's incredibly expensive to download maps (the 1:25k of the Lake District costs £41.99). The main problem is getting the phone to work in the rain..........which of course it does all the time in the Lake District.
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