Oxleas Wood and Shooter’s Hill walk

Through ancient woodlands up to Shooter's Hill with far views across the south east, on to Severndroog Castle Folly

Severndroog Castle SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Severndroog Castle

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tree Obstacle in Shepherdleas Wood SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Tree Obstacle in Shepherdleas Wood

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Oxleas Meadows by the café, views towards Avery Hill SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Oxleas Meadows by the café, views towards Avery Hill

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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White Bluebells, Walled Garden, Site of Jackwood House SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

White Bluebells, Walled Garden, Site of Jackwood House

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bluebells in Shepherdleas Wood SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Bluebells in Shepherdleas Wood

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Seat carved out of tree stump, Shepherdleas Wood SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Seat carved out of tree stump, Shepherdleas Wood

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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First Bluebells en route: Shepherdleas Wood SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

First Bluebells en route: Shepherdleas Wood

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Download GPS Route

These GPS files are free for non-commercial use only. Do not upload them to other websites. If you wish to use them commercially, please Contact Us

GPX for most apps and handhelds, including OS Maps & Orux

KML for Maps.me

Older Garmins : it seems some Garmin's cannot import the "routes" we use in our GPX files. We are considering a GPX "track" version.

How to use GPS data

The Android and iPhone apps, and GPS devices like the Satmap 20, work while you are out walking as the maps are stored on your device, i.e. they don't use 'data', and you don't need a signal.

The best bit is the 'you are here' symbol on the map! Also, taking a powerbank with you is highly recommended!

Apps - OS maps

OS Maps

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OS Maps Online - a website for planning routes, and an android/iPhone app with OS 1:25K and 1:50K mapping.

Anquet OMN

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Anquet OMN comes with an annual subscription for OS 1:25K and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain. Use discount code SWC20 at checkout for 20% off

Viewranger

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To test

Apps - OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a global free alternative to OS maps. It's more accurate in places, but doesn't have rights of way information. Brilliant for when you go on holiday!

Maps.me free

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Maps.me is a free Android and iPhone app. It uses OpenStreetMap maps, which are also free.

Easy to use. Works with our KML files. Doesn't have contours.

Orux Maps free

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Orux Maps is a cheap Android map app. Use it with OpenStreetMap mapping (free). How to do this.

Excellent, but over-complicated to use. There is a free version on the Oruxmaps website.

Other Options

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Many others, including:

Dedicated GPS Devices

Satmap Active 20

GPS Device

Satmap Active 20 is a dedicated, rugged, waterproof, walker's GPS device. £285 with Openstreetmap mapping £360 with OS mapping.

Very good but very expensive

Websites

This Website (and many others)

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Use a website, e.g. this one, for viewing OS or OpenStreetMap maps (free).

Requires web access, so cannot be used out walking.

Bing Maps Aerial Imagery - view the route with low altitude photos.

Prices Updated: Mar 18