Kintbury to Great Bedwyn walk

Quiet fields before lunch, the Test Way (a long, open, ridge walk, potentially muddy), and a pretty forest walk to return to pretty, canalside Bedwyn.

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The North Wessex Downs, England

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23-Feb-09 • Jim Shannon on Flickr

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The ridge followed in the afternoon

The ridge followed in the afternoon

21-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Kennet and Avon Canal near Bedwyn

Kennet and Avon Canal near Bedwyn

21-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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17Sep05 Tree Arbour Kintbury 3

17Sep05 Tree Arbour Kintbury 3

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 End Of Tree Arbour Kintbury 4

17Sep05 End Of Tree Arbour Kintbury 4

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 Before 3 33

17Sep05 Before 3 33

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 Tudor Style Cottage 40

17Sep05 Tudor Style Cottage 40

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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Download GPS Route

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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

android iPhone PC

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

android iPhone

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

android

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

android iPhone

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)

website

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