Otford Circular via Romney Street walk

A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey

View from hill above Otford

View from hill above Otford

01-Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Tree Lined Path

Tree Lined Path

01-Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Book 1 Walk 43 Otford (round walk) On the North Downs Way looking Southwards. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

Book 1 Walk 43 Otford (round walk)

On the North Downs Way looking Southwards. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Pond life, Otford I'll have to get a plumber in again! D.Allen ViviCam 5199 5mp

Pond life, Otford

I'll have to get a plumber in again! D.Allen ViviCam 5199 5mp

21-Mar-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Graze

Graze

29-Aug-09 • bernasmeister on Flickr

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Autumn tinges Otford Round Walk

Autumn tinges

Otford Round Walk

24-Oct-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Misty gate Otford Round Walk

Misty gate

Otford Round Walk

24-Oct-09 • moontiger 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

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

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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