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Maps (Os Explorer)

TinTin74TinTin74 Posts: 18
edited November 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi I need to get a copy of OS 1 for tomorrow. Does anyone know where I can just pick up a copy from? Never had to buy a OS map before. I know you can get them online but it wont be here in time.

I live in Nottingham and any advice would be great. Yes I am new and yes I am asking for some help.

Doing the White Peaks Ride 12 around Hayfield this weekend and dont want to take the book with me.

Cheers In Advance
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"Never Give Up, Never Surrender"

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  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    WHSmiths, or good bookshops. The nearer the outlet is to the area you want the map for the higher the chances of it being on the shelves.

    Otherwise go to the various online mapping sites that now feature US maps and print off what you need for free (thoiugh not actually in the terms of use).
  • dodgy wrote:
    WHSmiths, or good bookshops. The nearer the outlet is to the area you want the map for the higher the chances of it being on the shelves.

    Otherwise go to the various online mapping sites that now feature US maps and print off what you need for free (thoiugh not actually in the terms of use).

    Thanks Very Much. Appreciate the reply. Dont know why I never thought of WHSmiths. never even came to mind. Will try them later today.
    Cheers
    "Never Give Up, Never Surrender"

    Fuji Nevada 1.0
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Oops, and I meant OS maps, not 'US' maps :oops:
  • Blacks (or any outdoor shop really) normally have the full range of OS Explorer maps in every store and I would be very suprised if they didn't have the one you want as it isn't far from Nottingham. A bike shop maybe would as well.

    WHSmiths would be my last choice as I'd rather support a specialist or local retailer than a giant chain of newsagents.
  • Delta5Delta5 Posts: 264
    If you are stuck try Bing maps. There is an OS view which you might be able to print off, although its not straightforward -
    you might need to take screen dumps (using Shift-PrtScr) and paste them into Paint or some other picture program, and print them from there.
    Slight pita but better than nothing if you can't find what you need in the shops.

    FYI, here's a link to the Bing map of Nottingham.
    It will open on the standard road map.
    Mouse over the hard-to-see word 'Road' in white just below '3D' near the top left corner, and select Ordinance Survey Map:

    http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH3#JnE9Lm5vdHRpbmdoYW0lMmMrdWslN2Vzc3QuMCU3ZXBnLjEmYmI9NTEuNzk5Mjg2MjQ1MzYxMSU3ZS0wLjE1NDA3MjEyMDc4NTcxMyU3ZTUxLjcyMjc4NzMxMzQxMzIlN2UtMC4zMTM3MTcyMDEzNTIxMTk=
    My abundant supply of MTFU is reserved for use in dry, sunny conditions.
  • lg18lg18 Posts: 92
    Even the local corner shop or local garage/petrol station should stock the local OS map, e.g. if you're in Matlock or Buxton or Bakewell or wherever it will be easy to find one.
    Lucy
  • mea00csfmea00csf Posts: 558
    flet©h wrote:
    Blacks (or any outdoor shop really) normally have the full range of OS Explorer maps in every store and I would be very suprised if they didn't have the one you want as it isn't far from Nottingham. A bike shop maybe would as well.

    WHSmiths would be my last choice as I'd rather support a specialist or local retailer than a giant chain of newsagents.

    Blacks isn't just another giant chain???
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