The North Wessex Downs, England

Kintbury to Great Bedwyn walk, The North Wessex Downs, The Test way, Berkshire, England, Europe, swcwalks, book2 walk9, Time Out Country Walks Volume 2, Walk 9, tocw:2:9, Canon 5D, 24-70 lens, _MG_7867_800px

23-Feb-09 • Jim Shannon on Flickr

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The ridge followed in the afternoon

21-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Kennet and Avon Canal near Bedwyn

21-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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17Sep05 Tree Arbour Kintbury 3

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 End Of Tree Arbour Kintbury 4

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 Before 3 33

17-Sep-05 • David Cooke on Flickr

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17Sep05 Tudor Style Cottage 40

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Kintbury to Great Bedwyn walk

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

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The route for this walk is available in 2 formats.

for most handhelds and apps, including Orux, Locus and Backcountry Navigator

for Maps.me

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 (in practise, even with 4G, you will rarely have a signal while out walking.)

Orux Maps

£2.60 Recommended

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

Its a bit over-complicated to use. There is a free version on the Oruxmaps website.

Maps.me

free Recommended

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.

Anquet OMN

£24/year Good

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

Satmap Active 20

~ £480 Top of the Range

Satmap Active 20 is a dedicated, rugged, waterproof, walker's GPS device. £480 for GPS device and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain, or £680 with 1:25K.

Good but very expensive

OS Maps

£20/year Not yet mature

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

The app wasn't yet mature last time I tried it.

This Website (and many others)

free Planning only

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

Requires web access, so cannot be used out walking.

Other Options

Locus and Backcountry Navigator are other popular map apps.

Hikesmith - new iPhone App by a London based developer

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

Prices Updated: Mar 18