As a roving activator I am having a bit of bother keeping up to date with maps etc. My patch for work covers all of the UK so I could be any ware at short notice. My map collection covers the LD national park, North Yorks and a few others. My main problem is turning up for a short notice activation in an unknown area (whilst passing) and trying to find the peak…What do other activators do? I have looked at GPS mapping devices, but it looks like you need to buy a regional map, and when added together to give the same resolution as the land rangers, works out pretty expensive (many hundreds of pounds!). I guess the question is how do I get full GPS viewable mapping UK coverage with enough detail to find the paths to the summits for all of the UK SOTA peaks? Unfortunately can’t a) afford b) have room for enough traditional maps to do this.
Anybody want to buy a raffle ticket? - First prize, I activate the peak of your choice…
tim AT g4ytd.co.uk