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Harvey Maps -Yorkshire dales cycle way

NigeyyNigeyy Posts: 140
edited November 2007 in Tour & expedition
Has anybody used the the Yorkshire Dales cycle way map? It's a 1:100,000 scale, and I wonder how good it would be. I'm in the States so I really don't want to order the map with overseas shipping costs to find out it's useless.

I did email Harvey maps for a sample image, but they never replied (nothing puts me off a company as fast as when they don't reply). So.... can anyone tell me if it's really a worthwhile map? It would be even better if someone can provide me with a small random sample image of the map with a scale (I know that's a long shot).

Anyway, any help or feedback would be very much appreciated. I'm going back home to the UK for a visit in Sept 08, and at the moment I'm not sure if I'll cycle up from Heathrow or possibly fly into Manchester and do a Dales tour. I was thinking the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way would be a nice loop to do and a good map would be a great thing to have.
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  • NigeyyNigeyy Posts: 140
    Oh fantastic, I am indebted to you. Seriously, thanks a million for doing that, I really appreciate it. It looks like it will be a reasonable map to use.

    Hey, anytime I can help you with touring in the New England area, let me know!
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  • DiogenesDiogenes Posts: 1,628
    NigeYY,

    SteveGT took us on a forum ride in this area earlier in the year and knows the area very well. I am sure he can also advise on the best map. Hopefully he will see this.


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  • I've used Harvey's maps for walking & fell running for 30 years now - highly recommended. They are one of the few map makers who I would buy from without reservation

    The maps they do of the Yorkshire Dales I've seen are spot on.

    Hope this helps
  • Nigeyy wrote:
    Has anybody used the the Yorkshire Dales cycle way map? It's a 1:100,000 scale, and I wonder how good it would be. I'm in the States so I really don't want to order the map with overseas shipping costs to find out it's useless.

    Anyway, any help or feedback would be very much appreciated. I'm going back home to the UK for a visit in Sept 08, and at the moment I'm not sure if I'll cycle up from Heathrow or possibly fly into Manchester and do a Dales tour. I was thinking the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way would be a nice loop to do and a good map would be a great thing to have.

    it's a handy map to have. I have used it and found it informative and easy to use. Yorkshire's a great county to tour in and I'm sure that you'll enjoy the route.
  • NigeyyNigeyy Posts: 140
    Just want to thank everyone for replying. I ordered the map today, so look forward to getting hopefully in the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking I'm leaning towards the Dales as a tour, just hope I can get some decent weather for it in early September next year......

    If anyone else has any information about the Dales and the Cycle Way, please let me know!
    Fight Cystic Fibrosis: do something. http://www.cycleforhaylee.org http://www.cff.org
  • Nigeyy wrote:
    Just want to thank everyone for replying. I ordered the map today, so look forward to getting hopefully in the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking I'm leaning towards the Dales as a tour, just hope I can get some decent weather for it in early September next year......

    If anyone else has any information about the Dales and the Cycle Way, please let me know!

    The weather is bound to be fine in early September - it's when the kids go back to school....so do their teachers and this one hates the first few weeks -I see them as prime cycling time :-(
  • NigeyyNigeyy Posts: 140
    Well, I got the map, and it looks like it will do the trick. Thanks again to everyone who responded.

    Just trying to plan a route now.... I'm reckoning I should be able to make 40 miles per day, though I recall cycling fully loaded in the Czech Republic and one day completing the most exhausting day ride (ever for me) of 33 miles -granted it was uphill almost all the way, but also I had gale force headwinds (to my immense frustration, I remember having to pedal going *down* a steep hill -never been so frustrated!!!!), so I'm hoping 40 miles per day in the Dales is a reasonable expectation.

    And a note of apology to Harvey maps -they did reply to my original email -just got forwarded to my spam folder and overlooked it, so they were responsive, it was my fault for not seeing it.
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  • Nigeyy wrote:
    Well, I got the map, and it looks like it will do the trick. Thanks again to everyone who responded.

    Just trying to plan a route now.... I'm reckoning I should be able to make 40 miles per day, though I recall cycling fully loaded in the Czech Republic and one day completing the most exhausting day ride (ever for me) of 33 miles -granted it was uphill almost all the way, but also I had gale force headwinds (to my immense frustration, I remember having to pedal going *down* a steep hill -never been so frustrated!!!!), so I'm hoping 40 miles per day in the Dales is a reasonable expectation.

    And a note of apology to Harvey maps -they did reply to my original email -just got forwarded to my spam folder and overlooked it, so they were responsive, it was my fault for not seeing it.

    I think it's at it's lumpiest around Dent. Forty miles per day is a resonable target. I must get around to doing the ride in the spring.
  • geocyclegeocycle Posts: 202
    Its a really good route. some very steep climbs but 40 miles is very possible. I did it from home (which adds mileage) in 3 50-60 mile sections. Lots of places to stay or camp. I used B and B at the Green Dragon, Hardraw, and a B and B in Grassington whose name escapes me.
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