Harveys British Mountain Maps


Harveys British Mountain Maps
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Harveys British Mountain Maps
Manufacturer Harvey Map Services
Page By Nanuls
Page Type Aug 8, 2007 / Aug 8, 2007
Object ID 3662
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Product Description

Harvey Map Services and the British Mountaineering Council have colaberate to produce 3 definitve maps of some of Britains most popular mountain areas. The maps have a scale of 1:40 000 with summit area maps of 1:15 000 and 1:20 000 printed on the back. The areas they cover are Snowdonia, the Peak District's Dark Peak and the Lake District.

"The 1:40,000 scale used by British Mountain Maps is excellent for hill walking. These maps provide clear, detailed information." Sir Chris Bonnington


Cover all the key mountains on a single map

Printed on plastic - durable, tear-resistent and 100% waterproof

Made in cooperation with the British Mountaineering Council

Colour shading for easy identification of hills and valleys

Less than half the weight of a laminated map

Detailed 1:15,000 enlargements of Snowdon and Tryfan; Detailed 1:20,000 enlargement of the Kinder plateau; and Detailed 1:20,000 enlargements of Scafell and Pillar

Geological map of Snowdonia, The Peak District and The Lake District supplied by the British Geological Survey

Mountain incident and first aid advice

Tips on using your map and compass

Useful local phone numbers and websites



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Nanuls - Aug 8, 2007 5:48 pm - Voted 5/5

Perfect Mountain Map
This map is the best specialist mountaineering map available in Britain by far. The cartography is clear and easy to read and the symbols are logicaly chosen and do not too intrusive. They are drawn in a similar way to orienteering maps and are therefore designed purely for navigation, dispensing all the uneccessary information that often clutters Ordnance Survey Maps. The 1:40 000 scale is perfect giving enough detail to allow for accurate navigation, while being on a large enough scale for the surrounding landcape to be easily recognisable.

An excellent map all round, and the only map you should by if visiting one of the areas covered.

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